Meet our Faculty
Mitch Bailin, Dean of Students, oversees student life at the Law Center and advocates for student and community issues. Dean Bailin develops and supervises co-curricular programs for J.D. students, including J.D. Orientation, the Student Travel Committee, and the 1L Leadership Academy. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Dean Bailin practiced in the litigation department at Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, where he focused on the representation of schools and colleges. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Dean Bailin held a number of positions before attending law school, including Assistant Dean of the Harvard University Summer School.
Dean Bailin will teach in the Summer Foundations sessions of the Leadership Academy.
Heather Bock, Ph.D. is the Chief Professional Development Officer for Hogan Lovells US LLP and oversees associate and partner training and development. She facilitates learning and development initiatives across the firm and is responsible for enhancing the people development tools and processes. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, she managed the training and development function for other professional services firms. She also consulted to a variety of companies on HR strategy, organizational transformation and culture change. Her training initiatives won the NALP Award of Distinction and the Association of Training and Development (ASTD) BEST Award. In addition, she received the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington in 2006, the Chief Learning Officer Vanguard Award in 2007 and Chief Learning Award for Collaboration in 2013. She has written several articles and authored a book on Using a Competency Model to Manage Firm Talent for the American Bar Association.
Prof. Bock will teach in the Collaborative Problem-solving and Leadership sessions for the Leadership Academy.
Lawrence J. Center is Assistant Dean for Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education. He has headed the Continuing Legal Education Department at Georgetown Law since 1985. During that time, Dean Center has served as the President of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) and as Chair of the Section of Continuing Legal Education for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He has consulted on the subjects of leadership, management and continuing legal education for government agencies, associations, law firms and law schools across the country. Dean Center is also a licensed facilitator for the course, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," which he teaches twice annually as part of the Georgetown University Management Certificate Program. He is a 1974 graduate of the Law Center and a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. He received his B.A. from Syracuse University (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Dean Center will teach the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People course for the Leadership Academy.
Elizabeth Ewert is the Director of Academic Enhancement Programs in the Office of the Dean of Students, where she provides academic support to J.D. students and teaches on topics regarding academic preparation and professional identity within the co-curricular 1L 101 and Search Before the Search programs. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching an upper level course called Writing for Law Practice, and previously taught Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy at George Washington University Law School. Prior to joining the Law Center, Prof. Ewert was a partner at the firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the culmination of 18 years of products liability and other complex civil litigation experience in San Francisco and Washington, DC. At Drinker, she served on the Summer Associate Hiring Committee and on the Professional Development Committee, and was a member of the Defense Research Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Prof. Ewert will teach in the Summer Practice Foundations sessions of the Leadership Academy.
Mitt Regan is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. His work focuses on ethics, corporations, law firms, and the legal profession. Before joining Georgetown, Prof. Regan clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, and worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Washington, DC. At Davis Polk he worked on matters relating to white-collar crime and the defense of attorneys and accountants.
Prof. Regan will teach in the Collaborative Problem-solving and Leadership sessions of the Leadership Academy.