BA, Columbia University; JD, Stanford Law School
Jessica Steinberg joined the GW Law faculty in 2011 and directs the Neighborhood Law & Policy Clinic. Prior to GW, she served as the Jay M. Spears Fellow and Clinical Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, a deputy city attorney for the City of Salinas, California, and an Equal Justice Works Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.
Professor Steinberg's scholarship centers on access to justice with a focus on new models for court reform, judging, and the delivery of legal services to the poor. She has received the California State Bar Foundation's Public Interest Award in recognition of her achievements and commitment to public service work, and she is a former Chair of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Poverty Law. Her most recent article, “Demand Side Reform in the Poor People’s Court,” was published in the Connecticut Law Review in 2015.
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