About the Faculty
Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the Family Justice Litigation Clinic
Before joining the GW Law faculty, Laurie Kohn was co-director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, where she supervised students representing victims of domestic violence, taught the clinic seminar, and litigated domestic violence and criminal contempt cases. She was the 1998–99 Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow placed in the Domestic Violence Clinic.
Previously, Professor Kohn was an associate at the DC law firm of Crowell & Moring where she specialized in medical malpractice and insurance coverage litigation. Before entering private practice, Professor Kohn focused on disability rights, assisting in the legislative process of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s office, and later in the regulatory drafting and implementation phase of the ADA in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. Professor Kohn also worked at the Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, focusing on reproductive rights and disability policy.
Professor Kohn was appointed by the mayor to the DC Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and serves as a hearing officer in police misconduct cases for the Office of Police Complaints. In addition, she is a member and was the chair of the steering committee of the DC Bar Family Law Section and serves on the board of the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation. At DC Superior Court, Professor Kohn is co-chair of the Domestic Violence Unit Task Force and a member of the Family Court Training Committee. She has appeared on radio programs and participated in symposia on domestic violence around the country. Professor Kohn attended Harvard College and received her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Georgetown University Law Center.
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow
Caroline Rogus litigated complex commercial matters, as well as domestic violence and family law cases, while an associate at the law firm WilmerHale. More recently, Professor Rogus served as a domestic violence attorney and a guardian ad litem with the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. She also has promoted gender equality through her work with the Women’s Law Project and the National Women’s Law Center. Professor Rogus clerked for the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Carol A. Dalton of DC Superior Court. In law school, she volunteered at the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, providing legal aid to low-income women and their families.