Director

Professor Wolfman re-joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 2016 as the Director of the new full-time, semester-long Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic. He was previously a Professor of the Practice of Law and Co-Director of Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Before that, from 2009 to 2014, Professor Wolfman served as Director of the Civil Rights section of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation, a student clinic that handles complex trial court and appellate litigation focused on civil rights and other public-interest litigation. While at Georgetown, he also taught the standard doctrinal course on Federal Courts and the Federal System and a course on appellate courts. Before Georgetown, he spent nearly 20 years at the national public interest law firm Public Citizen Litigation Group, serving the last five years as the Group’s Director. Earlier in his career, he conducted trial and appellate litigation as a staff lawyer at a rural poverty law program in Arkansas. Professor Wolfman has handled a broad range of litigation, including cases involving health and safety regulation, class action governance, court-access issues, federal preemption, consumer law, public-benefits law, and government transparency. He has argued six cases before the Supreme Court (winning five), and he has litigated hundreds of cases before federal and state appellate and trial courts around the country. He directed Public Citizen’s Supreme Court Assistance Project, which helps “underdog” public-interest clients litigate before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has testified before Congress and federal rules committees on a range of issues, and he was an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation. Since 2004, he has taught an intensive Appellate Courts Workshop during the January Term at Harvard Law School. Professor Wolfman has authored articles on a variety of subjects, often on the intersection of state tort law and federal preemption doctrine and on class actions. You can find Professor Wolman’s resume here.

Graduate Fellows

Bradley Girard graduated cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2014. His focus is public-interest impact litigation, especially at the appellate level. During law school, he interned at Gupta Wessler, Public Justice, Mehri & Skalet, and in the civil-rights division of the Institute for Public Representation. He also interned on the D.C. district court, in the chambers of the Honorable Gladys Kessler. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Neal E. Kravitz on the D.C. Superior Court. He then went on to a two-year litigation fellowship at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, where he litigated constitutional issues in the federal courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, Bradley clerked on the Sixth Circuit for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey. He has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Law360, and SCOTUSblog. He enjoys arguing for hyphenation of phrasal adjectives and against two spaces after a period. Bradley’s non-law interests include collecting vinyl (and DJing), baking bread, crossword puzzles, the cosmos, and jumping off of things into water.

Niko Perazich is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic. Prior to Georgetown Niko worked at various DC-area law firms as a paralegal. Niko is a graduate of Middlebury College and is married with two young children.