Professor Mlyniec is the former Director of Georgetown’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. He served in that position from 1973 until 2015. He was the Associate Dean for Georgetown’s clinical programs from 1986 until 2005. Professor Mlyniec also teaches courses in wrongful convictions and children’s rights and assists with training fellows in the Prettyman Fellowship Program. He 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. Professor Mlyniec was the Director of the Judicial Conference Study on ABA Criminal Justice Standards and the 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, 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.

Scholarship

Book Chapters and 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). [BOOK]
Wallace J. Mlyniec, The Evolving Design of a First Generation Clinic, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy 320-326 (Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein & Ann C. Shalleck eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2014). [BOOK]

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).