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 TeachingLaw.com, 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 TeachingLaw.com, 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,””TeachingLaw.com: 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?”
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Libraries as Publishers: Implementing the Vision at the Georgetown Law Library," coverage in The Journal of Electronic Publishing, August 19, 2017, featuring Professor Diana R. Donahoe.