Merced Ada is the Special Assistant to the Dean of Students and Co-Director of the Peer Advisor program. In these roles, Merced supports the work of the ODOS team to provide programs and services that help Georgetown Law students thrive academically, personally, and professionally. She joined the LIB team as a certified facilitator in the summer of 2013 and is an enthusiastic supporter of many wellness initiatives and professional identity programs at Georgetown Law. Born and raised in the Northern Mariana Islands, Merced is a graduate of Georgetown University and has previously worked as a humanities program manager, higher education executive assistant, and government financial analyst.
Jill C. Castleman is the Director of Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education. She is a graduate of Indiana University, with a degree in Public Affairs. She has worked in the department since 1997 and has also held the Program Coordinator and Assistant Director positions. Jill has served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) and as chair of the Law School Special Interest Group of ACLEA. In 2011-2012, she was also Chair of the Section of Continuing Legal Education for the Association of American Law Schools. In her role as Director of Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education, Jill manages departmental operations and oversees the implementation of academic conferences. Previously, Jill worked as a Legislative Correspondent on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, then chaired by Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.
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 Dubin, is Director of Public Sector Careers in the Office of Public Interest and Community Service and an administrator and facilitator for the Law Center's "Lawyers in Balance" Mindful Meditation Program. Lauren graduated from the University of MD with an M.A. in Counseling, Higher Education and Career Development. She is dedicated to bringing the lessons of mindfulness to the Law Center community through ongoing meditation opportunities, continuing education and enhanced awareness of contemplative practice in professional development.
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. Elizabeth also teaches an upper level course called Writing for Law Practice. Prior to joining the Law Center, Elizabeth 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, Elizabeth 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. Previously, Elizabeth was an adjunct professor at George Washington Law School, where she taught Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy.
Elizabeth oversees the Law Center’s Center for Wellness Promotion, and has been interested in meditation and mindfulness for many years. She was trained as a Lawyers in Balance facilitator in 2012.
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.Prior to his involvement in LIB, Michael facilitated groups at the Georgetown Medical Center in their mind-body seminar. Based on that experience, Michael worked with administrators at the Georgetown Law to adapt the mind-body course for law students. In this regard, Michael has studied the works of Jon Kabat Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh, among others, on the subject of mindfulness. He attended and presented at the June 2013 Workshop on Mindfulness in Legal Education at Berkeley Law.
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.
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.