Faculty Practice Groups

The Washington College of Law Faculty has organized into eleven "practice groups" to empower students with more subject matter-specific and practice-specific career information and counseling. These groups supplement the work of the Office of Career and Professional Development by offering WCL students strategic career advice, networking ideas and connections, and substantive academic planning. Each group offers at least one major event in the fall and the spring semesters, and each seeks to connect students with full-time faculty members, as well as alumni and adjunct professors, on a continuing basis. The groups are primarily focused on providing resources to upper-level students with a demonstrated interest in the field. Please read more about each group's faculty members, events, and activities and sign up for the Practice Group(s) of your choice.

  • Business Law, Tax, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Finance, Consumer Law, Real Estate
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Land Use, Construction Law
  • Family Law, Trusts and Estates, General Practice and Litigation, Elder Law, Children's Law, Personal Injury, Poverty
  • Gender Law and LGBT Advocacy
  • Health Law, Food and Drug Law, Life Sciences Law
  • Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Communications and Media Law, Sports and Entertainment Law
  • International Law (Public, Private, Development, Human Rights, Foreign Law, Foreign Practice, Criminal, Humanitarian)
  • Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, Labor and Employment Law
  • Judicial Clerkships
  • Public Law and Government, Civil Rights & Liberties, Disability Law, Education Law

The co-convenors of each Practice Group are:

Business Law, Tax, etc. Nancy Abramowitz; David Snyder
Criminal Law Cynthia Jones; Angela J. Davis
Environmental, Energy, etc. William Snape; David Hunter
Family Law, General Practice Amanda Frost
Gender and LGBT Law Claire Donohue; Daniela Kraiem
Health Law, etc. Lindsay F. Wiley; Lewis A. Grossman
Intellectual Property, etc. Michael W. Carroll; Victoria Phillips; Sean Flynn
Immigration, Labor, etc. Susan Carle; Anita Sinha
International Law David Hunter; Macarena Saez
Judicial Clerkships Elizabeth Beske
Public Law & Government, etc. Mark Niles; Paul Figley