Anthony Morella

Professor of Law Emeritus

Office: 4301 50th St. - Suite 309
Phone: 202-274-4225
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Anthony Morella was professor of law and codirector of the Trial Practice Program. He is among the longest standing faculty members at the Washington College of Law. In his time at American University, he has served as associate dean of the Washington College of Law; vice president and general counsel for American University; university marshal; chairman of the University Senate; assistant secretary to AU’s Board of Trustees; and general counsel to American University. Also, he served as secretary-treasurer, National Association of College and University Attorneys; delegate of AU to the National Collegiate Athletic Association; fellow, John Sherman Myers Society; member of the Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia; member of the Board of Trustees, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties (Maryland) Continuing Legal Education Institute; president, Court Practice Institute, Chicago; trustee, United States Capitol Historical Society and the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health. In 1973, he served as cocounsel for Respondent, Hon. John J. Sirica, Richard M Nixon v The Honorable John J Sirica, 487 F.2d 700 (1973). In his career, he served as confidential aide to the U.S. Attorney General and special assistant to the director, U.S. Bureau of Prisons. He was legislative assistant to Hon. George Meader and to John V. Lindsay; and attorney advisor to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was partner at Raysor, Barbour & Morella in Washington, D.C. and senior partner at Hewes Morella, Gelband & Lamberton, P.C., also in Washington. He is recipient of many awards and honors.



Currently Teaching

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Areas of Specialization

  • Evidence

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Washington College of Law 1958
  • A.B., Boston University 1952