BA, Rutgers University; JD, George Washington University
Karen Rich is a Professorial Lecturer in Law in legal drafting (criminal litigation). Earlier in her career, Ms. 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, D.C., office. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. 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, Ms. 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. Ms. Rich earned her JD, with highest honors, from GW Law, where she graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, Ms. Rich served as Senior Notes Editor of Law Review and president of the Equal Justice Foundation.