Jane H. Aiken (2014)
Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Public Interest & Community Service and Professor
Georgetown University Law Center
Jane Aiken is professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and director of the Community Justice Project.
Each student in the clinic represents claimants in unemployment hearings and works collaboratively on projects that address justice issues that are policy based, require extraordinary remedies or international and comparative law.
Over the last three years, she
has also taught evidence, torts, and motherhood and criminality.
In 2010, she
received Georgetown's Frank F. Flegal Award for outstanding teaching.
26 years of teaching, she
has directed clinics in which students act as lawyers under supervision in cases involving a wide array of legal issues including domestic violence against women and children, HIV, homelessness and international human rights.
Professor Aiken held the William M. Van Cleve Chair at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis where she was a professor from 1997 to 2007.
was a Carnegie Scholar for Teaching and Learning and a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal.
writes in the area of evidence, women's rights and clinical pedagogy.
She is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow with the American Bar Foundation.
She was a member of the AALS Membership Review Committee from 2009 to 2011.
She is the past co-chair of the ABA Women in Criminal Justice subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Section and previously served on the Section of Legal Education's Special Committee on the Professional Education Continuum.
Professor Aiken holds a B.A. from Hollins College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.
also received an LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center
as a fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies