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Jane H. Aiken


Vice Dean; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law

B.A., Hollins College; J.D., New York University; LL.M. Georgetown

Areas of Expertise:

Clinical Education, Education Law, Family Law

Professor Jane Aiken, Professor of Law and Director of The Community Justice Project,joined the Georgetown faculty in Fall 2007 after ten years at Washington University...

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Professor Jane Aiken, Professor of Law and Director of The Community Justice Project,joined the Georgetown faculty in Fall 2007 after ten years at Washington University School of Law where she was the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law. She was a Root-Tilden Scholar and graduated from New York University School of Law. She received her LLM from Georgetown Law Center as a fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies. She is well-known for her work in clinical legal education and evidence. While at Washington University, she was the Director of the Civil Justice Clinic, where the Clinic's cases involved a wide array of legal issues focusing on abuse of power. These cases included domestic violence against women and children, clemency and parole, police brutality, municipal violations involving resisting arrest and habeas and Section 1983 complex litigation.  Professor Aiken has taught evidence for 20 years. She is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow in the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Council on Legal Education of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Tribhuvan Law Campus in Kathmandu, Nepal during the Fall of 2001 and continues her work there, particularly in the area of women's rights. In 2000 and 2001, Professor Aiken was a Carnegie Scholar in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her research and writing include many articles about character evidence, domestic violence, and clinical pedagogy.



 

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec, Teaching the Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2014).   
  • Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec, The Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2014).   

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Jane H. Aiken & Ann Shalleck, Putting the “Real World” into Traditional Classroom Teaching, in 1 The New Legal Realism: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice 51-73 (Elizabeth Mertz, Stewart Macaulay & Thomas W. Mitchell eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Ann Shalleck, The Practice of Supervision, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy 205-221 (Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Ann Shalleck, Supervision: A Conceptual Framework, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy 169-203 (Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2014).    [BOOK]
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Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Jane H. Aiken, Teaching Justice (forthcoming).   

Books

  • Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec, Teaching the Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2014).   
  • Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec, The Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2014).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jane H. Aiken & Stephen Wizner, Measuring Justice, 2013 Wis. L. Rev. 79-99.    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jane H. Aiken, The Clinical Mission of Justice Readiness, 32 B.C. J.L. & Soc. Just. 231-246 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Katherine Goldwasser, The Perils of Empowerment, 20 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 139-180 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Teaching the Rules of "Truth", 50 St. Louis U. L.J. 1075-1090 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Stephen Wizner, Teaching and Doing: The Role of Law School Clinics in Enhancing Access to Justice, 73 Fordham L. Rev. 997-1011 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Walking the Clinical Tightrope: Enhancing the Role of Teacher , 4 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 267-272 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Clients as Teachers, 16 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 81-87 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Stephen Wizner, Law as Social Work, 11 Wash. U. J.L & Pol'y 63-82 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Lessons from Nepal: Partnership, Privilege and Potential, 2 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 391-413 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Leveling the Playing Field: Federal Rules of Evidence 412 & 415: Evidence Class as a Platform for Larger (More Important) Lessons, 21 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 927-932 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Protecting Plaintiffs' Sexual Pasts: Coping with Preconceptions Through Discretion, 51 Emory L.J. 559-586 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Provocateurs for Justice, 7 Clinical L. Rev. 287-306 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Jane C. Murphy, Evidence Issues in Domestic Violence Civil Cases, 34 Fam. L.Q. 43-62 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Intimate Violence and the Problem of Consent [An Essay], 48 S.C. L. Rev. 615-640 (1997).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Sexual Character Evidence in Civil Actions: Refining the Propensity Rule, 1997 Wis. L. Rev. 1221-1273.    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Striving to Teach "Justice, Fairness, and Morality", 4 Clinical L. Rev. 1-64 (1997).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Michael Musheno, Why Have-Nots Win in the HIV Litigation Arena: Socio-Legal Dynamics of Extreme Cases, 16 Law & Pol'y 267-297 (1994).    [HEIN]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Ex Post Facto in the Civil Context: Unbridled Punishment, 81 Ky. L.J. 323-367 (1992-1993).    [HEIN]
  • Jane H. Aiken, David A. Koplow, Lisa G. Lerman, J.P. Ogilvy & Philip G. Schrag, The Learning Contract in Legal Education, 44 Md. L. Rev. 1047-1098 (1985).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jane H. Aiken, Differentiating Sex from Sex: The Male Irresistible Impulse, 12 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 357-383 (1983-1984).    [HEIN]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Jane H. Aiken & Ann Shalleck, Putting the “Real World” into Traditional Classroom Teaching, in 1 The New Legal Realism: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice 51-73 (Elizabeth Mertz, Stewart Macaulay & Thomas W. Mitchell eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Ann Shalleck, The Practice of Supervision, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy 205-221 (Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Jane H. Aiken & Ann Shalleck, Supervision: A Conceptual Framework, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy 169-203 (Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2014).    [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Jane H. Aiken, AIDS - Pushing the Limits of Scientific and Legal Thought, 27 Jurimetrics J. 1-7 (1986).    [HEIN]
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In the News

" VIEWPOINT: Creating a More Inclusive GULC", coverage in The Hoya, September 19, 2017, by Vice Dean; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jane H. Aiken

"Learn Whether Now Is the Time to Apply to Law School," coverage in U.S. News & World Report, March 15, 2017, quoting Vice Dean, Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Professor Jane Aiken.

“Tech firms challenge to Trump’s travel ban is more than symbolic”, coverage by The Marketplace, February 6, 2017, quoting Vice Dean Jane Aiken.

Bill introduced would allow molested kids to sue perpetrators anytime,” coverage in Pacific Daily News, May 23, 2016, quoting Vice Dean and Professor Jane Aiken.

"Too many lawyers? Not in D.C.," an op-ed by Dean William M. Treanor and Vice Dean Jane H. Aiken, in The Washington Post, November 27, 2015.

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" VIEWPOINT: Creating a More Inclusive GULC", coverage in The Hoya, September 19, 2017, by Vice Dean; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jane H. Aiken

"Learn Whether Now Is the Time to Apply to Law School," coverage in U.S. News & World Report, March 15, 2017, quoting Vice Dean, Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Professor Jane Aiken.

“Tech firms challenge to Trump’s travel ban is more than symbolic”, coverage by The Marketplace, February 6, 2017, quoting Vice Dean Jane Aiken.

Bill introduced would allow molested kids to sue perpetrators anytime,” coverage in Pacific Daily News, May 23, 2016, quoting Vice Dean and Professor Jane Aiken.

"Too many lawyers? Not in D.C.," an op-ed by Dean William M. Treanor and Vice Dean Jane H. Aiken, in The Washington Post, November 27, 2015.

"Law Center Launches Voting Rights Institute," coverage in The Hoya, October 2, 2015, featuring Dean William Treanor and Vice Dean Jane Aiken.

"How I ... Built an affordable law firm," coverage in The Washington Business Journal, May 22, 2015, quoting Professor Jane Aiken, associate dean for experiential education, and Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy Peter Edelman, faculty director, Center on Poverty and Inequality.

"Consider Practicums When Deciding on a Law School," coverage in U.S. News and World Report, May 7, 2015, quoting Professor Jane Aiken, associate dean for experiential education.

"Georgetown Pairs Up With DLA Piper, Arent Fox to Open Low Bono Firm," coverage in The American Lawyer, April 12, 2015, quoting Dean William M. Treanor, Associate Dean Jane Aiken, Professor Peter Edelman and Adjunct Professor Sheldon Krantz. Further coverage is in Bloomberg BNA, ABA Journal, JD Journal and Law Fuel.

GULC to Address Immigration Crisis,” coverage in The Hoya, March 24, 2015, featuring Georgetown University Law Center and quoting Dean William M. Treanor and Professor Jane H. Aiken, associate dean for experiential education.

"Georgetown Law Center’s Community Justice Project: Employing Eclectic Strategies for Social Change," coverage by Legislation Law Prof Blog, May 6, 2014, featuring Co-Directors of the Community Justice Project Professor Jane Aiken, dean of clinical education, and Visiting Associate Professor Colleen Shanahan. The piece also mentions Fellows Amber Baylor, LL.M.'18, and Daria Fisher, LL.M.'18.

"Finding Truth in Business and Beyond," coverage in the Huffington Post, February 6, 2014, featuring Professor Jane Aiken.

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