B.A., University of Texas; J.D./M.P.Aff., University of Texas
Elaine Block is an Adjunct Professor of Law who teaches Professional Responsibility.
Professor Block serves as Ethics Counsel to the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. In this role she advises Attorney General Karl Racine, OAG lawyers and staff, and District agency counsel on issues concerning legal and government ethics; provides ethics training to the OAG community; and oversees the office’s Pro Bono Program. She is a member of the D.C. Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee, which issues written opinions interpreting the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Professor Block also has extensive litigation experience. Prior to joining the OAG, she served as a trial and appellate attorney in the Offices of the New York State Solicitor General and the Brooklyn District Attorney, and as an associate with a boutique commercial litigation firm in New York.
Professor Block received a joint J.D./M.P.Aff. from the University of Texas School of Law and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas.