Brief Bio

Professor Mlyniec is the former Director of Georgetown’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. He served in that position from 1973 until 2015. He was the Associate Dean for Georgetown’s clinical programs from 1986 until 2005. Professor Mlyniec also teaches courses in wrongful convictions and children’s rights and assists with training fellows in the Prettyman Fellowship Program. He is author of numerous books and articles concerning criminal law and the law relating to children and families and has written and spoken extensively about clinical education and clinical pedagogy. Professor Mlyniec was the Director of the Judicial Conference Study on ABA Criminal Justice Standards and the administrator of the Emergency Bail Fund. He has also served as a consultant to the San Jose State University and University of Maryland Schools of Social Work, the ABA’s National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, several law schools, and the California Bar Examiners. He is the former Chair of the ABA Committee on Juvenile Justice and former Chair of the Board of the National Juvenile Defender Center. Professor Mlyniec is a recipient of a Bicentennial Fellowship from the Swedish government to study their child welfare system, the Stuart Stiller Award for public service, the William Pincus award for contributions to clinical education, the Robert F. Drinan Award for contributions to public interest law, and the Gault Award for his work in juvenile advocacy. He received his B.S. at Northwestern University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • International Agreements to Protect Children (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)