2023-2024 WCL Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 WCL Catalog

Administration & Faculty


 

 


American University

Administration

Sylvia M. Burwell, President
Vicky M. Wilkins, Acting Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Sarah G. Baldassaro, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President and Interim Vice President, Inclusive Excellence
Matthew D. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Bronté Burleigh-Jones, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Traevena Byrd, Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary
Seth Grossman, Vice President, People and External Affairs and Counselor to the President
Steve Munson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, Vice President, Student Affairs
Courtney L. Surls, Vice President, University Advancement
Evelyn Thimba, Vice President, Undergraduate Enrollment Management
William Walker, Director, Athletics and Recreation

 

Incorporation

Established by Act of Congress of the United States,
February 24, 1893

Board of Trustees

Gina F. Adams,* Chair
Charles H. Lydecker,* Vice Chair
Janice Menke Abraham*
Sally Amoruso
Lilian Baeza-Mendoza
Michael Balmuth*
Gaurdie Banister Jr.
Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith
Greg Bergquist
Sylvia M. Burwell
Wesley G. Bush
Jack C. Cassell*
Pamela M. Deese*
Jehane Djedro*
Marc N. Duber*
LaTrelle Easterling
Hani M.S. Farsi*
Mehdi Heravi*
Michael W. Kempner*
Margery Kraus*
Gerald Bruce Lee*
Fernando Lewis Navarro*
Betsy A. Mangone*
Alan L. Meltzer*
Thomas W. Merrill
Korey Neal Sr.*
Maria Otero
Matthew S. Pittinsky*
Jeffrey A. Sine*
David Trone
*Alumna/alumnus of American University

 

Washington College of Law

Administration

Dean  Roger A. Fairfax Jr.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs  Heather Hughes
Associate Dean of Experiential Education  Binny Miller
Associate Dean for Part Time & Evening Programs  Ezra Rosser
Associate Dean for Scholarship  Hilary J. Allen
Associate Dean of Finance & Administration  Robert Campe
Associate Dean for Student Affairs  David B. Jaffe
Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty Affairs  William J. Snape III
Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid  Akira Shiroma
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion & Affinity Relations  Lisa Taylor
Assistant Dean of the Office of Academic Excellence  Joni Wiredu

 

Full-Time Faculty

Jamie Abrams, BA, Indiana University Bloomington; J.D, American University Washington College of Law; LL.M., Columbia University in the City of New York. Professor of Law; and Legal Rhetoric Program Director
Padideh Ala’i, BA, University of Oregon; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law; Director, International and Comparative Legal Studies; Faculty Director, International Legal Studies Program; and Director, TID
Hilary Allen, BA, University of Sydney, Australia; BL (LLB) University of Sydney, Australia; LL.M, Georgetown University. Professor of Law; and Associate Dean for Scholarship
Kenneth Anderson, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law 
Priya Baskaran, BA, New York University; JD, University of Michigan Law School; LL.M., Georgetown University. Associate Professor of Law
Elizabeth Beske, BA, Princeton University; JD, Columbia University. Associate Professor of Law
Chaz Brooks, BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MS, Finance from the University of Tampa; JD, Georgetown University. Assistant Professor of Law
Susan D. Carle, AB, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law
Michael W. Carroll, AB, University of Chicago; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law; and Faculty Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Janie Chuang, BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Angela Jordan Davis, BA, Howard University; JD, Harvard University. Distinguished Professor of Law 
Charles Duan, AB, Harvard College; JD Harvard University. Assistant Professor of Law
Nwamaegwu Jeremi Duru, BA, Brown University; MPP, JD, Harvard University, Professor of Law; and Director of the WCL Sport & Society Initiative
Walter A. Effross, AB, Princeton University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Lia Epperson, BA, Harvard University; JD, Stanford University. Professor of Law
Roger A. Fairfax Jr., BA, Harvard College; MA, University of London; JD, Harvard University. Dean; and Professor of Law
Christine Haight Farley, BA, State University of New York, Binghamton; JD, State University of New York, Buffalo; LLM, JSD, Columbia University. Professor of Law; and Faculty Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, BA, Williams College; JD, University of Pennsylvania School of Law; LL.M, Georgetown University. Professor of Law
Susan D. Franck, BA, Macalester College; JD, University of Minnesota; LL.M, University of London. Professor of Law
Robert K. Goldman, BA, University of Pennsylvania; JD, University of Virginia. Professor of Law; and Louis C. James Scholar 
Claudio M. Grossman, Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences, Universidad de Chile, Santiago; JSD, University of Amsterdam. Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, Raymond I. Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law
Lewis A. Grossman, BA, PhD, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law, and Affiliate Professor of History
Rebecca Hamilton, BEcon, University of Sydney, Australia; MA, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Heather L. Hughes, BA, University of Chicago; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs 
David Hunter, BA, University of Michigan; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Cynthia E. Jones, BA, University of Delaware; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Professor of Law
Benjamin Leff, BA, Oberlin College; AM, University of Chicago; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director, JD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Amanda Cohen Leiter, BS, MS, Stanford University; MS, University of Washington; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law, and Director, Program on Environmental and Energy Law
Maya Manian, BA, University of Michigan; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Health Law and Policy Program
James P. May, BA, Carleton College; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Binny Miller, BA, Carleton College; JD, University of Chicago. Professor of Law and Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic
Fernanda Nicola, BA, University of Turin; PhD, Trento University; LL.M, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director, International Organizations, Law and Development
Diane F. Orentlicher, BA, Yale University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law 
Andrew F. Popper, BA, Baldwin Wallace College; JD, DePaul University; LL.M, The George Washington University. Professor of Law
Angi Porter, BA, J.D., Howard University. Assistant Professor of Law
Jayesh Rathod, AB, Harvard University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law, Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic
Gustavo Ribeiro, LLB Fundação Getulio Vargas; LLM, SJD Harvard University. Assistant Professor of Law
Ira P. Robbins, AB, University of Pennsylvania; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Justice, Director of the JD/MS Dual Degree Program in Law and Justice, and Barnard T. Welsh Scholar
Jenny Roberts, BA, Yale University; JD, New York University. Professor of Law and Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic
Ezra Rosser, BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of the Part-Time and Evening Division
Anita Sinha, BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; JD, New York University. Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Brenda V. Smith, BA, Spelman College; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law and Director, Community Economic and Equity Development Clinic
David Snyder, BA, Yale University; JD, Tulane University. Professor of Law and Director, Business Law Program 
Brandon M. Weiss, BS, Stanford University; MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; JD, Harvard Law School. Professor of Law
Paul R. Williams, AB, University of California-Davis; JD, Stanford University. Rebecca I. Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations; and Director of the JD/MA Dual Degree Program
Thomas J. Williams, BA, University of Maryland Baltimore County; JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School; MA, University of Pennsylvania. Assistant Professor of Law

Law Library Administration

Khelani Clay, BA, Howard University; JD, American University Washington College of Law; MLS, The Catholic University of America. Assistant Law Librarian, Access Services
John Q. Heywood, BS, Northern Arizona University; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Associate Law Librarian, Digital and Electronic Media
Adeen Postar, AB, Washington University; JD, Washington University; MLS, The Catholic University of America. Director of Law Library and Professor of Practice of Law
Shannon M. Roddy, BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; JD, American University Washington College of Law; MLS, The Catholic University of America. Associate Law Librarian
William T. Ryan, BA, Boston University; JD, American University Washington College of Law; MLS, University of Maryland, College Park. Librarian, Foreign and International
Ripple L. Weistling, BA, Brandeis University; MA, King’s College, London, England; JD, Georgetown University; MLS, The Catholic University of America. Assistant Law Librarian
Wanhong Linda Wen, BA, Hunan Normal University; MS, University of South Carolina. Law Librarian, Head of Collections and Bibliographic Services

Emeriti

David E. Aaronson, BA, MA, PhD, George Washington University; LLB, Harvard University; LLM, Georgetown University. B. J. Tennery Professor of Law Emeritus
Nancy S. Abramowitz, BS, Cornell University; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Practice of Law
Evelyn Abravanel, AB,JD, Case Western Reserve University. Professor of Law Emerita
Jonathan B. Baker, AB, JD, Harvard University; MA, PhD, Stanford University. Retiring Emeritus, Professor of Law Emeritus.                     
Susan D. Bennett, BA, MA, Yale University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law and Director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic
Daniel Bradlow, BA, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; JD, Northeastern University; LL.M, Georgetown University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Barlow Burke Jr., AB, Harvard University; LLB, MCP, University of Pennsylvania; LL.M, SJD, Yale University. Professor of Law and John S. Myers and Alvina Reckman Myers Scholar
David Chavkin, BS, Michigan State University; JD University of California Berkley. Professor of Law Emeritus
Robert D. Dinerstein, AB, Cornell University; JD, Yale University. Retiring Emeritus Professor of Law, Director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic
Peter Jaszi, AB, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Billie Jo Kaufman, BS, MS, Indiana University; JD, Nova Southeastern University. Professor of Law Emerita
Patrick E. Kehoe, BCS, Seattle University; JD, MLibr, University of Washington. Law Librarian Emeritus
Candace S. Kovacic-Fleischer, AB, Wellesley College; JD, Northeastern University. Professor of Law Emerita
Susan J. Lewis, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, Southwestern University; MLibr, University of Washington, Seattle. Law Librarian Emerita
Elliott S. Milstein,  BA, University of Hartford; JD, University of Connecticut; LLM, Yale University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Sima Mirkin, BSc, Byelorussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk, Belarus; MLS, University of Maryland. Associate Law Librarian
Teresa Godwin Phelps, BA, MA, PhD, University of Notre Dame; MSL, Yale University. Professor of Law Emerita
Andrew D. Pike, BA, Swarthmore College; JD, University of Pennsylvania. Professor of Law Emeritus
Nancy D. Polikoff, BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, George Washington University; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law Emerita
Jamin B. Raskin, BA, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Herman Schwartz, AB, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Ann Shalleck, AB, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Harvard University. Retiring Emerita Professor of Law, Director of the Women and the Law Program, and Carrington Shields Scholar 
Michael E. Tigar, BA, JD, University of California, Berkeley. Professor of Law Emeritus
Mary Siegel Trotter, AB, Vassar College; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law Emerita
Robert Vaughn, BA, JD, University of Oklahoma; LLM, Harvard University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Richard J. Wilson, BA, DePauw University; JD, University of Illinois. Professor of Law Emeritus

Special Faculty Appointments

Jonathan B. Baker, AB, JD, Harvard University; Ph.D. Stanford University. Research Professor of Law
Paul Figley, BA, Franklin and Marshall College; JD, Southern Methodist University. Professor of Legal Rhetoric
Sean Flynn, BA, Pitzer College; JD, Harvard University. Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Bianca Garcia, BA, University of Illinois Chicago; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Associate Professor of Legal Rhetoric
Lauren Birzon Harriman, BA, University of Maryland; JD, Georgetown University. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence; Director, Gender Justice Clinic
Jessica Harris, BS, North Carolina A&T State University; JD, Charleston School of Law. Practitioner-in-Residence Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic
Mariam Hinds, BA, Yale University; JD, Stanford University. Practitioner in Residence Criminal Justice Clinic
Elizabeth A. Keith, BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; JD, George Mason University. Professor of Legal Rhetoric
Daniela Kraiem, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; JD, University of California-Davis. Assistant Dean Office of Career and Professional Development, Practitioner in Residence
Jeffrey S. Lubbers, AB, Cornell University; JD, University of Chicago. Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, Law and Government Program
Claudia Martin, JD, Universidad de Buenos Aires; LL.M, American University Washington College of Law. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Juan E. Mendez, LLB, Stella Maris Catholic University, Argentina. Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence
Jeffrey Miller, BA, Haverford College; MA, University of Oxford; JD, American University Washington College of Law; PhD, European University Institute. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence; Director, Disability Rights Clinic
Olinda Moyd, BA, Coppin State University; JD, Ohio State University. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence Re-Entry Clinic
Horacio A. Grigera Naon, JD, LLD, University of Buenos Aires; LLM, SJD, Harvard University. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence; and Director of the Center for International Commercial Arbitration
Citlalli Ochoa, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; JD, University of California, Irvine. Practitioner in Residence International Humanitarian Law Clinic
Nicolas Palazzo, BA, Stanford University; JD, Harvard University. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence Immigrant Justice Clinic
Victoria Phillips, BA, Smith College; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Professor of Practice of Law
Adeen Postar, AB, JD, Washington University; MLS, The Catholic University of America. Director of Law Library and Professor of Practice of Law 
Heather E. Ridenour, BBA, Texas Women’s University; JD, Texas Wesleyan University. Professor of Legal Rhetoric
Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, JD, Universidad de los Andes; LL.M, American University Washington College of Law; SJD, The George Washington University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Charles Ross, BA, University of Maryland, College Park; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Practitioner in Residence Community Economic and Equity Development Clinic
Susana SáCouto, BA, Brown University; MALD, Tufts University; JD, Northeastern University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Tracie Siddiqui, BA, Georgetown University; JD, University of Oklahoma. Practitioner in Residence Intellectual Property Clinic
William J. Snape III, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, George Washington University. Assistant Dean of Adjunct Faculty Affairs and Fellow in Environmental Law
David H. Spratt, BA, The College of William and Mary; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Professor of Legal Rhetoric
Andrew Treske, BA, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Practitioner in Residence Criminal Justice Clinic
Rangeley Wallace, BA, Emory University; JD, American University Washington College of Law; LLM, Georgetown University. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence; and Director, Civil Advocacy Clinic
Diane Weinroth, BA, University of California, Berkeley; JD, Columbia University. Supervising Attorney
Stephen Wermiel, BA, Tufts University; JD, American University Washington College of Law. Professor of Practice of Law