Office of Public Interest

Angie McCarthy
Assistant Director, Office of Public Interest

Email: amccarth@wcl.american.edu
Phone: (202) 274-4099

As the Assistant Director for the Office of Public Interest at American University Washington College of Law, Angie works closely with students pursuing pro bono activities and public interest careers.  She also coordinates the Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program, the Public Interest/Public Service Scholars (PIPS) Program, and works with the law school’s vibrant student groups, faculty and alumni to develop public interest programming and opportunities at Washington College of Law. 

Before joining the Office of Public Interest, Angie served as the Program Coordinator for the Women and the Law Program at Washington College of Law for 10 years. In that role, Angie developed programming in support of students seeking public interest internships, fellowships and post-graduate employment related to women and LGBTI rights advocacy. She also supported the Program’s grant-funded projects that connect the AUWCL community with the legal needs and concerns of women and LGBTI persons.

Prior to joining AUWCL, Angie was a Graduate Fellow at Peace Brigades International-USA where she supported field projects related to human rights defenders in Colombia, Guatemala and Indonesia. She conducted outreach and trainings aimed at increasing awareness of the fields of human rights, as well as peace and conflict resolution in the U.S. Angie has also worked and volunteered with several women’s organizations, both domestically and abroad, including the NGO Committee on the Status of Women at the United Nations and the New Women’s Movement in South Africa. Angie holds a JD from American University Washington College of Law and an MPhil in International Peace Studies from Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland).