B.A., Yale University; J.D., Yale Law School
Eric Angel is Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, DC’s oldest general civil legal services program. From 2001 – 2010, Professor Angel served as Legal Aid’s legal director. He joined Legal Aid after having served as an associate counsel to President Clinton, working primarily on federal judicial nominations. Prior to Professor Angel's two years at the White House Counsel's Office, he served for four years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division in the United States Department of Justice handling civil litigation matters in federal district courts around the country. Following his graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Professor Angel is a member of the District of Columbia’s Access to Justice Commission and has served on a variety of Court, Bar, and nonprofit committees, including the Small Claims Court Advisory Rules Committee; the Steering Committee for the Litigation Section of the DC Bar; and the Advisory Board for DC’s Community Legal Interpreter Bank. At the 2010 DC Judicial and Bar Conference, Professor Angel was named the co-recipient of the DC Bar Foundation's Jerrold Scoutt Prize. In 2011, Professor Angel received the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation's John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award, given to individuals who "have made outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all."