Leah M. Nicholls
Staff Attorney, Institute for Public Representation, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., M.A., Boston University; J.D., LL.M., Duke
Professor Nicholls is currently a Staff Attorney for the Institute for Public Representation (IPR), Georgetown Law’s public interest...Continue Reading
Professor Nicholls is currently a Staff Attorney for the Institute for Public Representation (IPR), Georgetown Law’s public interest law firm and clinical education program. As an attorney at IPR, Professor Nicholls practices and supervises students practicing trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court relating to civil rights, government transparency, and consumer protection issues. Prior to joining IPR, Professor Nicholls served as the Supreme Court Assistance Project Fellow at Public Citizen Litigation Group after clerking for Justice Harriet O’Neill of the Supreme Court of Texas. Professor Nicholls received her B.A. in History and Philosophy, summa cum laude, and her M.A. in History from Boston University. She earned a J.D., Order of the Coif, and an L.L.M in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law. She is the author of the article “The Humanitarian Monarchy Legislates: The International Committee of the Red Cross and Its 161 Rules of Customary International Humanitarian Law,” published in the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. Professor Nicholls has argued before the Fourth Circuit, the Maryland Court of Appeals, and several federal district courts.