For this year's lecture, Aiken will focus on how to train students to be sensitive to justice issues.
Professor Jane Aiken, Professor of Law and Director of The Community Justice Project, joined the Georgetown faculty in Fall 2007 after ten years at Washington University School of Law where she was the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law. She was a Root-Tilden Scholar and graduated from New York University School of Law. She received her LLM from Georgetown Law Center as a fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies. She is well-known for her work in clinical legal education and evidence. While at Washington University, she was the Director of the Civil Justice Clinic, where the Clinic's cases involved a wide array of legal issues focusing on abuse of power. These cases included domestic violence against women and children, clemency and parole, police brutality, municipal violations involving resisting arrest and habeas and Section 1983 complex litigation. Professor Aiken has taught evidence for 20 years. She is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow in the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Council on Legal Education of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Tribhuvan Law Campus in Kathmandu, Nepal during the Fall of 2001 and continues her work there, particularly in the area of women's rights. In 2000 and 2001, Professor Aiken was a Carnegie Scholar in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her research and writing include many articles about character evidence, domestic violence, and clinical pedagogy.