Karen Woody



Adjunct instructor Karen Woody is a law clerk for the Honorable Phyllis D. Thompson, District of Columbia Court of of Appeals. Prior to her clerkship, Prof. Woody worked as a litigation associate for the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, focusing on white collar criminal defense and matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While at Skadden, she also represented an indigent criminal defendant charged with federal capital crimes, and successfully appealed a case involving FEMA emergency funds on behalf of a victim of Hurricane Katrina. Prof. Woody is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law, where she was a staff member of the American University Law Review. As a law student, she worked as a summer clerk in the Office of the Prosecutor General in Kigali, Rwanda. Prof. Woody is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars.



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Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law