After finishing law school, Professor Donahoe served as a law clerk for Judge George H. Revercomb of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After her clerkship, she was a Prettyman Fellow in the Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented criminal defendants and supervised law students in court.

Professor Donahoe is the former Director and Chair of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown, where she has been teaching since 1993. Her courses have included Legal Research and Writing, Legal Practice (Section 3), Advanced Legal Writing in Practice, Applied Legal Composition, and Legal Discourse.

In 2008, Professor Donahoe was awarded the Georgetown Frank Flegal Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Donahoe is the author and creator of, an interactive, online case book published by Bloomberg/BNA.  The e-book is used across the country in legal research and writing courses to more actively engage students in the classroom and to provide innovative teachers with a platform for teaching digital-age students. 

In addition to, Diana has authored several articles on the pedagogy of using technology to teach as well as articles on Legal Research & Writing and Criminal Law. Her publications include,  “Skilled E-Scholars Click Their Way Up,” “Researching Beyond the Books,”” Bridging the Digital Divide Between Professors and Students,” “ ‘Could Have,’ ‘Would Have,’ What the Supreme Court Should Have Done in Whren v. United States,” “Fair Prosecution Challenges in Maryland: An Analysis and Proposal,” and “Analyzing the Writer’s Analysis: Will It Be Clear to the Reader?”


Books (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 3d ed. 2016).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Diana Roberto Donahoe, Not-So-Great Expectations: Implicit Racial Bias in the Supreme Court's Consent to Search Doctrine, 55 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 619-663 (2018).
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Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Diana Roberto Donahoe, Jill A. Smith & Matthew L. Zimmerman, Georgetown Law Library Tackles E-Publishing and Provides Affordable Online LRW Textbook to Students, Law Libr. Lights, Winter 2016, at 25-27. [HEIN]

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Diana Roberto Donahoe & Jessica Clark, Law School Exams, in (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).
Diana Roberto Donahoe & Jessica Clark, ALWD, in (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).