Professor Charisma HowellCharisma X. Howell, Visiting Associate Professor and Street Law Director

Professor Howell recently returned to Georgetown as a Visiting Associate Professor and Director of the Georgetown Street Law program. She has an extensive history with Street Law, serving as the clinical teaching fellow, adjunct professor, visiting professor, and clinic co-director over her first four-year tenure. She researched the areas of education policy, accountability, assessment, and best practices. During her time away from Street Law, Professor Howell was the deputy director and legal counsel of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the District of Columbia, Executive Office of the Mayor, where she collaborated with local juvenile and adult justice agencies to create policies at the intersections of justice and education to improve outcomes for justice-involved citizens. Professor Howell also served as legislative counsel and general counsel for an education advocacy organization that promoted access to high-quality education for all students.

Professor Howell has taught student-centered teaching methodologies domestically and internationally for over a decade at the graduate and undergraduate levels and diverse stakeholders, including legal professionals, laypeople, and policymakers.

Professor Howell started her advocacy career by amassing numerous academic and trial skills related awards. She participated in the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy’s Trial Skills Academy. Although the only student among 75 trial attorneys, Mrs. Howell was named “Best Advocate.” She excelled in the courtroom and won a not guilty verdict in her first criminal jury trial with the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office. Professor Howell worked for the Honorable Judge John A. Houston of the United States District Court, Southern District of California. Also, she interned at the California Innocence Project, which seeks to release wrongfully convicted prisoners in California.

Professor Howell attended Arizona State University, achieving a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law in 2.5 years and her Master of Laws in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center.

Lucy Lansing, Teaching Fellow

Lucy Lansing (she/her) is a Street Law clinical teaching fellow. She earned her JD from Emory University, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. At Emory, Lucy externed for a state court of appeals judge and federal district judge; she also worked in two clinics, researching and writing a DFCS guide and defending juvenile clients in criminal matters. She completed research projects in judicial behavior, public education trends, and pretrial detention practices. Lucy spent her summers at the EEOC and a civil rights firm. She served as the president of Street Law and was heavily involved in moot court as a member of the board, co-director of a national civil rights moot court competition, and coach and competitor for the Prince Evidence team. She received the Douglass Lee Peabody Moot Court Award.

Prior to law school, Lucy taught sixth- and seventh-grade English with Teach for America. She earned a BA in English and Politics & International Affairs from Furman University as a James B. Duke Scholar. Lucy enjoys reading, especially biographies, running, and playing soccer.

Thomas Dillon, Teaching Fellow

Ramy Andil, Office Manager

Ramy Andil serves as the Office Manager for three of Georgetown Law’s clinical programs. He manages the day-to-day operations of the Health Justice Alliance Clinic, Georgetown’s DC Street Law Program, and the Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy Clinic. Prior to joining the clinics team, Ramy worked in the Georgetown Law Copy and Mail Center as a customer service assistant.

Ramy received his B.A. in Psychology from Georgetown University’s main campus in 2021.