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David J. McCarthy, Jr.

Dean Emeritus

A.B., Fairfield; J.D., LL.M., LL.D., Georgetown

Professor McCarthy has been a professor at the Law Center since 1965, and was Dean of the Law Center and an Executive Vice President of the...

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Professor McCarthy has been a professor at the Law Center since 1965, and was Dean of the Law Center and an Executive Vice President of the University from 1975­83. He received his J.D., LL.M., and an honorary LL.D. from Georgetown, where he was managing editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He currently offers courses in Local Government Law, Property, and a State and Local Tax and Finance Seminar. He has written on bail reform, appellate practice, and local government. His latest books are Local Government Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed., 1995 and Valente & McCarthy, Local Government Law, Cases and Materials, 4th ed., and its 1995 supplement. Before coming to Georgetown, he served as a law clerk to the Court, and then to Judge John A. Danaher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as an attorney with the Department of Justice, and as founding Director of the D.C. Bail Project. His professional service has included the American Law Institute and ABA and AALS Committees. He has engaged in activities across a wide variety of legal and educational fields including service as chair of the AALS Committee to Review the Requirements of Membership and the Board of the Jesuit International Volunteers. He has been chair of the AALS Accreditation Committee, the Executive Committee of the D.C. Pretrial Services Agency, and the Citizens Choice National Commission on the IRS and the Individual Taxpayer. Other activities have included membership on the AALS Executive Committee, and participation in civic and educational efforts in the community and in advisory groups for institutes and for state and local government.

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