Jane H. Aiken
Professor Aiken joined the Georgetown faculty in the Fall 2007 after ten years at Washington University School of Law where she was the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law. She was a Root-Tilden Scholar and graduated from New York University School of Law. She received her LLM from Georgetown Law Center as a fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies. She is well-known for her work in clinical legal education and evidence.While at Washington University, she was the Director of the Civil Justice Clinic in which students act as lawyers under supervision in cases involving a wide array of legal issues focusing on abuse of power. These cases include domestic violence against women and children, clemency and parole, police brutality, municipal violations involving resisting arrest and habeas and Section 1983 complex litigation. She has taught evidence for 20 years and teaches it occasionally for the Federal Judicial Center. She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow and the co-chair of the ABA Women's Subcommittee on Criminal Justice. Professor Aiken was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Tribhuvan Law Campus in Kathmandu, Nepal during the Fall of 2001 and continues her work there, particularly in the area of women's rights. In 2000 and 2001, Professor Aiken was a Carnegie Scholar in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her research and writing include many articles about character evidence, domestic violence, and critical pedagogy.
Lawrence J. Center
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, Larry 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 school across the country.Larry 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. Larry is a 1974 graduate of the Law Center and a member of the Districtof Columbia and Maryland Bars. He received his B.A. from Syracuse University (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Lauren is the Director of Public Sector Careers in the Office of Public Interest and Community Service. She joined the staff of the Office of Career Services in 1988 as the first public interest counselor at Georgetown Law. She was actively involved in the initiative to create an independent office of public interest advising at the Law Center and in 1996 joined Barbara Moulton to create the Office of Public Interest and Community Service. Lauren has a M.A. in Counseling with a concentration in Career Development. She believes in helping students to set professional and personal goals through on-going discussion, validation and support. Lauren stresses that although she doesn't necessarily have the answers, she is committed to partnering with her students as they grapple with the many different issues than arise as they move from first year to second, third and beyond. Lauren feels privileged to work with students pursuing public sector opportunities. Her students inspire her and continually remind her how fortunate she is to work in OPICS. Her outside Georgetown life includes her husband Stan, daughter Arielle (22), studying to become a pastry chef at the Culinary Institute of America and her son, Ethan (20), a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also a board member of FORCE (Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered).
Michael Goldman, a Georgetown University Law Center graduate and a lawyer in a previous career, has been the Jewish Chaplain for the Law and Medical Centers since August 2002. He has been a student of Judaism for most his adult life and has taught numerous courses on Judaica, including courses at Georgetown. Michael is enthusiastic about his career change to Jewish Chaplain and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm with students, staff and faculty.
Chris Hall is the Director of Residence Life & Student Programs at Georgetown University Law Center and has been with the Law Center since the 1999-2000 academic year. A native Texan, Chris has lived in Washington, DC since 1990, working with a law firm (Silverstein and Mullens) and an educational foundation (Close Up) before taking a brief sabbatical from Washington to return to Texas at Midwestern State University. Chris earned his master's degree in Social and Public Policy from Georgetown and is considering a doctoral degree in education. He and his wife live in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC.
Father Alexei Anthony Michalenko, from Adams, Massachusetts, has lived in the DC Metropolitan area since 1961. A graduate from The Catholic University of America, he earned his BA in Philosophy in 1965 and his MA in Theology in 1969. Ordained to the priesthood according to the Byzantine-Slav Rite in 1968, he subsequently studied in Rome, Italy, earning a post-graduate degree in Eastern Church Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute while residing at the Russian College. In 1984, Alexei completed an MS in Psychology, specializing in Pastoral Counseling at Baltimore's Loyola College (Columbia Campus) and the post of full-time chaplain at Georgetown University Law Center, where he did his counseling internship. A priest of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Van Nuys,California, he ministers in both the Byzantine Catholic and Roman Catholic traditions. Alexei celebrates Mass on Sundays and from Monday through Friday in St. Thomas More Chapel at the Law Center. He is available at the Law Center for counseling, spiritual direction, sacrament of reconciliation and marriage preparation. He is also a director/guide for the Prayer In Daily Life Retreats at the Law Center.
Richard L. Roe
Professor Roe directs the Law Center's D.C. Street Law Project and specializes in educating the public about the law. In the Street Law High Schools Clinic, law students teach practical law in high schools in the District of Columbia. In the Street Law Community Clinic, law students teach in community and correctional settings, such as the D.C. Jail, homeless shelters, addiction treatment centers and juvenile correctional settings. He also teaches the Literacy and Law seminar in fall semesters, examining how emergent readers develop their legal culture. Prior to joining the Law Center faculty full time in 1983, he served as Program Director of the National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law and Executive Director of the Coalition for Law Related Education in Washington, D.C., and as an adjunct professor in the former Street Law Corrections clinic. He also conducts numerous workshops throughout the country and the world on teaching about the law to the public. Since 2000, he has consulted with Street La programs in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, England and Cambodia and has participated in several international conferences in the field. He is the co-author of the high school textbook, Great Trials in American History. He has reviewed upcoming arguments in Preview of Supreme Court Cases, written several articles for Update on Law Related Education, edited the ABA publication "Putting on Mock Trials" and is the author of "Valuing Student Speech" in the California Law Review. Professor Roe founded and directed the D.C. Family Literacy Project, which taught prisoners and homeless families how to read with their children and other developmentally appropriate practices. His present research focuses on learning theory and its implications for law and law teaching.
Tina Drake Zimmerman
Tina Drake Zimmerman is the Director of LL.M. Academic Services. After graduating from Georgetown Law in May 2003, Tina worked as a Legal Aid attorney and Court-Certified Mediator in Reading, PA. She returned to the law school in 2006, where she was Deputy Director of the Supreme Court Institute. Tina was a member of the Georgetown Law ABA Negotiation team in 2000-2001, and has co-coached the negotiation team since 2007. Tina's husband also works for the Law Center, and her daughter recently graduated from the Georgetown Law Early Learning Center.