Institute for Public Representation
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 662-9535
Fax: (202) 662-9634
Hope Babcock, Co-Director and Professor of Law, directs IPR's Environmental section. She joined IPR in the fall of 1991 after being General Counsel of the National Audubon Society for five years. Professor Babcock graduated from Yale Law School in 1966. She was in private practice with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, in their Washington, D.C. Office, and a partner at Blum & Nash, also in Washington. Before becoming Audubon's General Counsel in 1986, Professor Babcock was Deputy Counsel and Director of the Audubon Society's Public Lands and Waters Program. She served two years in the Carter Administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Minerals at the Department of Interior, and on the Clinton-Gore Transition Team. In addition to her extensive litigation and government relations experience, Professor Babcock has taught environmental law at Pennsylvania, Yale, Pace, Catholic, and Antioch law schools, and has published articles on environmental and natural resources law, environmental justice, Indian sovereignty, and state sovereign immunity. She also teaches courses in environmental and natural resources law at the Law Center. She has served on the boards of several public interest environmental organizations and has been on various governmental advisory committees. Her outside interests include running, tennis, swimming, and the outdoors. She has two sons, one of whom practices labor law in Washington, D.C., and three grandchildren. Professor Babcock lives with a significant other who is a semi-retired environmental policy analyst and economist , two boundlessly energetic large dogs, and an elderly cat.
Angela J. Campbell, Co-Director and Professor of Law, directs the Communications and Technology Law section of IPR. This section represents non-profit organizations before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Courts to establish and enforce media policies in the public interest. Professor Campbell has taught at IPR since 1988. Along with her students and graduate fellows, she has advocated for protecting children's online privacy, diversifying media ownership, increasing access to media for persons with disabilities, and making broadcast stations more accountable to the public. She successfully argued a case in the US Court of Appeals that reversed an FCC decision that would have allowed tremendous concentration within the broadcast industry. Her recent law review articles include Pacifica Reconsidered: Implications for the Current Controversy Over Broadcast Indecency, 63 Fed. Comm. L. J. 195 (2010); The Legacy of Red Lion, 60 Admin. L. Rev. 783 (2008); and A Historical Perspective on the Public's Right of Access to the Media, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1027 (2007). Professor Campbell is a frequent speaker at conferences, serves on the Steering Committee of the Food Marketing Work Group and other non-profit advisory boards, and is a Faculty Advisor to Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Campbell graduated from Hampshire College in 1976 and earned her JD at the UCLA School of Law in 1981, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal. After graduating from law school, she worked at IPR as a Graduate Fellow and received her LL.M; the law firm of Fisher, Wayland, Cooper & Leader; and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Aderson Francois Co-Director and Professor of Law, directs the Civil Rights Section of the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) and the Voting Rights Institute. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence. His scholarly interests include voting rights, education law, and the history of slavery and Reconstruction. His practice experience encompasses federal trial and appellate litigation concerning equal protection in education, employment discrimination, voting rights, marriage equality, and the right to a fair criminal trial. Professor Francois received his J.D. from New York University School and clerked for the late Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2008, the Transition Team of President Barack Obama appointed Professor Francois Lead Agency Reviewer for the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has provided pro bono death penalty representation to inmates before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, served as a Special Assistant in with the United States Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., and practiced commercial litigation in the New York Offices of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton &Garrison. He has testified before Congress on civil rights issues and drafted numerous briefs to the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of California, the Supreme Court of Iowa, and Maryland's highest court. Before joining Howard's faculty, Professor François was the Assistant Director of the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law.
Benton Senior Counselor
Andrew Jay Schwartzman, the Benton Senior Counselor, joined the Media Law and Policy Project in January, 2014. From 1978 through 2012, Schwartzman headed Media Access Project (MAP). MAP was a non-profit public interest telecommunications law firm which represented the public in promoting the First Amendment rights to speak and to hear. It sought to promote creation of a well informed electorate by insuring vigorous debate in a free marketplace of ideas. It was the chief legal strategist in efforts to oppose major media mergers and preserve policies promoting media diversity. MAP also led efforts to promote openness and innovation on broadband networks and to insure that broad and affordable public access is provided during the deployment of advanced telecommunications networks. Since 2003, Schwartzman has also taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences Department of Advanced Academic Programs. He was the Law and Regulation Contributor to Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television, and is the author of the telecommunications chapter in the Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement. Schwartzman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Yael Bromberg received her J.D. from Rutgers Law, where she received the Eli Jarmel Memorial Prize for greatest interest and proficiency in public interest law. Prior to joining IPR, Yael worked in the national headquarters of Common Cause on litigation, legislative research, and policy related to democracy law, including voting rights, elections, campaign finance reform, redistricting, judicial ethics, and open government. Yael previously clerked for the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Her experiences include a Kinoy/Stavis Fellowship in the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic and an Ella Baker Fellowship with the Center for Constitutional Rights. Last year, Yael received the Eric Neisser Public Service Award from Rutgers Law, an annual alumni award provided “in recognition of her outstanding achievements in carrying forward the law school’s mission of providing liberty and justice for all.” Yael’s background in community organizing, advocacy, and academic research inform her passion for impact litigation. Yael is barred in New York and New Jersey.
Peter DeMarco graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and then spent a year at the University of Ghana studying agricultural policy. He received his J.D. and an M.S. in Environment and Resources from Stanford. During law school, Pete interned with San Francisco Baykeeper and the California Attorney General's Office, and worked with Community Water Center to analyze the impacts of dairies on the drinking water of low-income communities of color in California's Central Valley. Before joining IPR, he completed a post-graduate fellowship at the Natural Resources Defense Council and clerked for United States District Judge Theodore Chuang in Greenbelt, Maryland. He lives in D.C. with his wife Emily and hound Aoife.
Sarah Fox received her J.D. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Legal Research &Writing Teaching Fellow and a member of the Barristers' Council Environmental Law appellate advocacy team. During law school, she interned for the Environment &Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in the Appellate and Law &Policy Sections, as well as for the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Public Citizen Litigation Group. Following law school, she was a litigation associate in the New York offices of Jones Day and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart &Sullivan, and clerked for the Honorable Claire V. Eagan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. A native of Kansas, Sarah received her B.A., summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma. She currently lives in D.C. with her husband Kevin, daughter Madeleine, and their lovable lab mix Hudson.
Chris Laughlin received his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, where he served as Lead Production Editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal. His article, Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructure Sectors, was published in the Spring 2016 edition of the journal. During law school, Chris worked in the Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler at the Federal Communications Commission, for the Public Policy shop in Comcast's DC office, as a student attorney in the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law and Policy Clinic, and for Maryland-based telecommunications consulting firm CTC Technology & Energy. He also worked for the International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado, and for The Honorable William Robbins in the Denver District Court. Chris worked for seven years prior to law school, most recently as a Senior Legislative Performance Auditor for the Colorado Office of the State Auditor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Patrick Llewellyn received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2013, where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and served on the General Board for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. At the Bureau, he worked for two years as a student attorney representing clients in government benefits hearings and low-income tenants in Boston Housing Court. He also served on the Bureau's Board of Directors as the Communications Director, helping to plan the Bureau's 100th Anniversary Celebration. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable John T. Nixon on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville, TN, and for the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, CA. Patrick received his BS from Auburn University in Biomedical Sciences.
Drew Simshaw earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Federal Communications Law Journal. Following law school, he served as postdoctoral fellow in information security law and policy and as an analyst with Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information. He has published and presented on topics such as privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing, emerging technology, and the public interest obligations of broadcasters. A Pacific Northwest native and proud AmeriCorps alum, he earned his B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle.