Deborah Epstein

Deborah Epstein

Professor of Law
Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic

Georgetown University

Professor Epstein joined the faculty as a visiting professor in 1993. She has been the Director of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic for 25 years, and served as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning from 2005-2012. She has spent more than 35 years advocating for the rights of survivors of domestic violence and has represented hundreds of women in civil protection order cases. She co-chaired the DC Superior Court’s effort to design and implement its Domestic Violence Division, an early, model effort to integrate civil and criminal cases involving intimate abuse. For five years, she served as Co-Director of the court’s Domestic Violence Intake Center. She served on the NFL Players’ Association Commission on Violence, and has served as Chair of the DC Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, Director of the Emergency Domestic Relations Project, and as a member of the DC Mayor’s Commission on Violence Against Women, the DC Superior Court Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of the House of Ruth.


B.A., Brown
J.D., New York University

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