Professor Mlyniec was the founding Director of Georgetown’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. He served in that position from the Clinic’s founding in 1973 until 2015, and is now its Senior Counsel. He also served as the Associate Dean for Georgetown’s clinical programs and public interest programs from 1986 until 2005. Professor Mlyniec has taught courses in wrongful convictions and children’s rights, created a course in Clinical Pedagogy for new teachers, and assists with training fellows in the Prettyman Fellowship Program. Most recently he served as the Academic Co-Director of Georgetown’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. Professor Mlyniec is author of numerous books and articles concerning criminal law and the law relating to children and families and has written and spoken extensively about clinical education and clinical pedagogy. Prior to coming to Georgetown, he served as the Director of the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Study on ABA Criminal Justice Standards and was the Chief Administrator of the Emergency Bail Fund. He has also served as a consultant to the San Jose State University and University of Maryland Schools of Social Work, the ABA’s National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, several law schools, and the California Bar Examiners. He is the former Chair of the ABA Committee on Juvenile Justice and former Chair of the Board of the National Juvenile Defender Center. Professor Mlyniec is a recipient of a Bicentennial Fellowship from the Swedish government to study their child welfare system, has been a Lecturer at the Cariplo Foundation Law Initiative in Brescia, Italy, and a Visiting Professor in Health Law at the Loyola University Law School (Chicago), Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. Professor Mlyniec is also the recipient of the Stuart Stiller Award for public service, the William Pincus Award for contributions to clinical education, the Robert F. Drinan Award for contributions to public interest law, and the Gault Award for his work in juvenile advocacy. He received his B.S. at Northwestern University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.



Deborah Epstein, Jane H. Aiken & Wallace J. Mlyniec, Teaching the Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2014).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Wallace J. Mlyniec, Lawyering Practice: Uncovering Unconscious Influences Before Rather than After Errors Occur, 51 New Eng. L. Rev. 81-95 (2017). [HEIN] [W] [L]
Wallace J. Mlyniec & Haley D. Etchison, Conceptualizing Student Practice for the 21st Century: Educational and Ethical Considerations in Modernizing the District of Columbia Student Practice Rules, 28 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 207-270 (2015). [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Northwestern University School of Law's Children and Family Justice Center and Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Montgomery v. Louisiana, No. 14-280 (U.S. July 29, 2015).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Wallace J. Mlyniec & Meghan Strong, The Role of Law School Clinics in Implementing the Gault Decision, in Rights, Race, and Reform: 50 Years of Child Advocacy in the Juvenile Justice System 128-153 (Kristin Henning, Laura Cohen & Ellen Marrus eds., New York: Routledge 2018).