Meet the Staff
Former Senior Assistant Dean Everett Bellamy is serving as interim Director of Equity and Inclusion. Dean Bellamy has been a leader in legal education for many years and he is a recognized national leader in the fight for equity and inclusion.
Dean Bellamy served the Georgetown Law community with extraordinary distinction as an Assistant Dean in the JD Program for 30 years, retiring as the senior assistant dean in 2010. He also served as an adjunct professor for 28 years. He continues to co-lead the Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Preparatory Institute, which is a critical pipeline for generations of law students of color.
Dean Bellamy serves on the Bias Reporting Committee and is a member of the University Leadership Council for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice Initiatives. His office is located in the Hotung Building, Room 5010.
Georgetown Law is conducting a national search for its next Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion.
Robin A. Lenhardt
Dean Robin A. Lenhardt was appointed as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Summer 2022.
Dean Lenhardt was formerly a Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. She specializes in matters pertaining to race, family, and citizenship. In addition to Fordham, she has held teaching positions at Columbia Law School, the Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Chicago Law School.
Before entering legal academia, Dean Lenhardt held a number of positions in the private and non-profit sectors. A law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Judge Hugh Bownes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Dean Lenhardt was formerly a Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where she was a member of the litigation team that defended the University of Michigan in the Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger affirmative action lawsuits.
Dean Lenhardt received a Skadden Foundation Fellowship to work as a staff attorney for the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and was employed as an attorney advisor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. She later returned to DOJ to review civil rights issues as part of President Barack Obama’s transition team. Dean Lenhardt’s scholarship has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the California Law Review, the New York University Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review.
Anjali Patel joined Georgetown Law as the Chief Diversity Officer in fall 2022. Anjali is a longtime advocate and mentor in the field of diversity and equity with more than two decades of experience developing and executing diversity, equity, employment law, and inclusion leadership strategies.
She previously served as the Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Winrock International, a non-profit humanitarian organization. Before joining Winrock, Anjali was Co-Founder and CEO of Sweatours, assisting mission-driven companies to incorporate and integrate diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing into their organizational DNA.
Anjali’s book, “Humanity at Work ” discusses diversity and inclusion with remote workforces. She has chaired, led workshops, and spoken at dozens of events and conferences, including the 2020 D.C. Bar Association Conference.
Anjali holds a J.D. from Ohio State University College of Law and a B.A. in Business Management from Kent State University. She is fluent in Hindi.