Law Administrator Honored for Clinical Education Advocacy
June 13, 2011 – Deborah Epstein, associate dean at the Law Center, has been named the 2011 Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers for her national contributions to the advancement of clinical legal education.
Epstein will receive her award, presented by the Clinical Legal Education Association, during the American Association of Law Schools luncheon June 16 in Seattle.
“This is a great honor and most well-deserved,” says Law Center Dean William Treanor. “Deborah’s wonderful leadership of the Law Center’s clinical programs, her work on re-conceptualizing the externship program … developing and expanding a series of innovative experiential learning courses and her instrumental role in creating the Georgetown Summer Institute on Clinical Teaching are just some of the accomplishments that make her the ideal recipient of this award.”
Epstein, who serves as associate dean of clinical education, public interest and community service programs at the Law Center and directs the Domestic Violence Clinic, also was recognized for her leadership in opposing proposed changes to American Bar Association accreditation standards that dramatically would have altered the terms and conditions of employment for law faculty.