B.S., Washington State University – Honors College; B.A., Washington State University – Honors College; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Jenadee Nanini is an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches a practicum on Helping Pro Se Litigants in Family Court. Professor Nanini works in the legal services community as a Managing Attorney of Family Law and Immigration at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. She is also a co-founding attorney of the Family Law Assistance Network (FLAN), which serves litigants under 200% FPL who have cases in the DC Superior Court Domestic Relations Branch. Her practice includes serving families with cases in DC Superior Court, developing and publishing pro se materials, working with the court and community stakeholders, community outreach, mentoring of pro bono attorneys, developing and leading family law trainings, and managing the Pro Bono Center’s Immigration Advice and Referral Clinic. Prior to joining the DC Bar Pro Bono Center, Professor Nanini worked as a Senior Associate at the DC Affordable Law Firm (DCALF), a nonprofit providing low bono and pro bono services in the District of Columbia. Before that role, she was a fellow at DCALF. She served clients in immigration, family, and probate law cases, served as a Guardian ad Litem, and trained incoming fellows.
During law school, Professor Nanini interned at the NAACP, the White House under President Obama, represented juveniles in criminal cases through the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and served as a research assistant. She was involved in several student groups and pro bono opportunities. Professor Nanini has written articles regarding tribal topics such as A Tribe’s Future: Native American Youth and the Right to Counsel in Juvenile Justice Systems in the Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives (Fall 2016) andTribal Sovereignty and FinTech Regulations: The Future of Co-Regulating in Indian Country in the Georgetown Law Technology Review (Spring 2017).
Prior to law school, Professor Nanini taught middle and high school math through Teach for America in West Dallas, Texas. After her two-year term with Teach for America, she served as the Math Department Chair at Pinkston High School and taught algebra II in West Dallas, Texas.
Professor Nanini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a third major in Philosophy, from Washington State University – Honors College. Professor Nanini also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Civil Justice from Georgetown University Law Center and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Nanini is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia. Professor Nanini is a member of the Native American Bar Association and the Washington Council of Lawyers.