B.A., Miami University (Ohio); J.D., University of Pittsburgh
Rachel Camp is a Co-Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic and a Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. She joined Georgetown’s faculty in 2011 and became a co-director of the Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC) in 2013. Professor Camp has extensive experience teaching domestic violence law, lawyering and litigation skills, and about the art of teaching and supervision. She has represented, and has supervised law students representing, hundreds of survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) in civil protection order and family law cases, both at Georgetown and as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to direct legal representation, Professor Camp has supervised law students on community education and systemic legal reform projects aimed at increasing access to justice for survivors. Professor Camp currently serves on the D.C. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and the Board of Directors of the D.C. Affordable Law Firm.
Professor Camp writes on clinical pedagogy and has published articles on a range of topics relating to best methods for teaching and supervising law students. Additionally, her scholarship explores the intersection of IPV, shame, and litigation. Pursuing Accountability for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: The Peril (and Utility?) of Shame, 98 Boston Univ. L. Rev. 1677 (2018), explores how formal and informal methods of shaming those who harm lead to counterproductive outcomes for reducing violence in intimate relationships. From Experiencing Abuse to Seeking Protection: Examining the Shame of Intimate Partner Violence, 13 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 103 (2022), examines how shame can permeate a survivor’s experience with IPV on individual, social, and institutional levels. Professor Camp provides trainings to a range of audiences on shame, IPV, and trauma, including judges, legal practitioners, and non-lawyer professionals.
In addition to her work in the DVC, Professor Camp is the faculty director for the D.C. Affordable Law Firm LL.M. program.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"Open Letter Supporting Amber Heard Published, Signed By Over 130 Prominent Individuals Calling for Support After Johnny Depp Trial," coverage in Just Jared, Nov. 16, 2022, featuring Professor from Practice Rachel A. Camp.