B.A., Trinity College; J.D., Harvard
Areas of Expertise:
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Immediately prior to joining the full-time Law Center faculty in 2007, Professor Sirota was an attorney for the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised and trained lawyers on professional responsibility issues in criminal and civil matters. She also taught Professional Responsibility as an adjunct faculty member.
Previously, Professor Sirota was Counsel for Ethics and Administration for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. Before joining the government, she was a partner at Baach Robinson & Lewis, where she practiced civil litigation. Professor Sirota also served for six years as an appointed hearing committee member for the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility.
Professor Sirota currently serves as Ethics Counsel to the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project. She is also a member of the DCVLP Advisory Council.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
"Letters to the Editor, We don’t know whether implicit bias training works," coverage in The Washington Post, February 27, 2023, featuring Professor Rima Sirota.
"CLE Accreditation Should Be Tied to Learning Outcomes,” an opinion piece by Professor Rima Sirota published in LAW360 on June 1, 2022.
Taking Up the Challenge: A Roadmap for Studying the Effectiveness of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, coverage in JOTWELL, May 31, 2022, featuring Professor Rima Sirota.
"Birthday of the Day: Rima Sirota, professor of law and legal practice at the Georgetown University Law Center," coverage in Politico, November 4, 2020, featuring Professor Rima Sirota.