B.A., Rutgers University; J.D., The George Washington University Law School
Karen Rich was awarded her J.D., with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2002, where she graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, Professor Rich served as senior notes editor of The George Washington Law Review and president of the Equal Justice Foundation. Following law school, Professor Rich served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Mary L. Cooper, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey. She then became an associate with the law firm of Crowell & Moring, in its Washington, DC, office. From 2004 to 2007, Professor Rich served as an assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia, specializing in child protection at both the trial and appellate levels. In November 2007, Professor Rich joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she served as a prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor, General Felony, and Domestic Violence Felony sections.