Lily Arbab Camet

Lily Arbab Camet

Lily Arbab Camet graduated summa cum laude from the Washington College of Law, having received the Mooers Trophy and the Dean's Awards for Professional Responsibility. As a law student she participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic, served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review, participated as a Dean's Fellow in the Legal Methods Program, and worked as a research assistant for Professor Burton Wechsler.

Ms. Camet is a Practitioner-in-Residence with WCL's Criminal Justice Clinic. In the clinic, Ms. Camet teaches a seminar on client-centered lawyering and supervises students' representation of indigent clients before Maryland courts. She also teaches a Wrongful Convictions seminar which examines the causes of wrongful convictions and solutions to prevent them. Ms. Camet also taught a seminar course involving the investigation of claims of factual innocence raised by indigent prisoners through The Innocence Project. Previously, she practiced criminal and civil defense with the D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. There, she represented clients in congressional investigations, matters before independent counsel and the Department of Justice regarding allegations of election law violations, campaign finance improprieties, obstruction of justice and perjury. She also litigated cases involving clients subject to enforcement actions by various government entities. She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Pasco M. Bowman, II, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Ms. Camet's teaching and scholarly interests center on clinical legal education, wrongful conviction and criminal law. She regularly participates in the Association of American Law Schools conferences on Clinical Legal Education and speaks on wrongful conviction and actual innocence issues. In addition, she is actively involved in the WCL community. She assisted in WCL's 2002 ABA Accreditation Review & Faculty Self-Study, promotes local alumni events, regularly counsels students with regard to legal employment and judicial clerkship opportunities, and volunteers as a judge to WCL Moot Court teams. WCL recently profiled Ms. Camet as WCL's Alumna of the Month.