Clinic 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 Wolfman’s resume here.

Graduate Fellows

Madeline Meth graduated from Georgetown Law in 2017 where she participated in the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic’s inaugural semester.  Her focus is public-interest litigation, particularly anti-poverty work.  Before returning to ACIC as a fellow, she worked at AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly, providing legal services to low-income seniors living in the District of Columbia; she also clerked for the Honorable George J. Hazel on the U.S. District Court in Maryland and for the Honorable Jane B. Stranch on the Sixth Circuit.  She reads a lot of fiction (find her on Goodreads!), enjoys city walks, crossword puzzles, and returning to New England to spend time with family.

Hannah Mullen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2019.  She is interested in public-interest appellate litigation, federal courts, and constitutional law.  In law school, Hannah was a Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review and a semi-finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition.  She earned the Stephen L. Werner Prize for the best paper in the field of criminal justice and the Derek C. Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.  She also interned at DOJ for the Civil Appellate Staff and worked as a summer associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson.  After law school, she clerked on the D.C. Circuit for the Honorable Merrick Garland.  Hannah enjoys hiking with her spunky rescue dog Betty.  She is an avid reader of advice columns, an aspiring kickboxer, and a novice baker.

Clinic Manager

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.