Professor Glaberson rejoins the Civil Litigation Clinic as its Director during the 2021-22 school year, after previously serving as its founding Fellow.
Since leaving Georgetown, Professor Glaberson has served as a staff attorney focusing on access to justice issues with Public Justice, a national non-profit public interest law firm. Prior to helping to found the Civil Litigation Clinic in 2017, Professor Glaberson defended low-income New Yorkers against government interference with their right to parent their children, with Brooklyn Defender Services’ Family Defense Practice.
She received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law, and her L.L.M. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank Maas in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia, as well as several federal courts.
Rachel joins the Civil Litigation Clinic from Covington & Burling LLP, where she focused primarily on insurance recovery litigation. She also discovered her true passion for public interest impact litigation at Covington, where she worked alongside a civil rights organization to challenge President Trump’s travel ban. Rachel was a judicial clerk for Judge Robin Rosenbaum on the 11th Circuit and Judge Geoffrey Crawford on the District of Vermont after graduating from Yale Law School in 2014. Rachel is excited to bring her passion for public interest work and litigation experience to the clinic. Outside law, Rachel enjoys hiking with her dog, reading fiction, playing pool, and all things French.
Niko 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.