Aram A. Gavoor

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Visiting Associate Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

The 2017 recipient of GW Law's Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award, Aram A. Gavoor is an advocate and scholar who specializes in administrative law, federal courts, and constitutional law. He has litigated federal court appellate and trial cases involving high profile challenges to statutes, regulations, and policies. His cases have been covered by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and The Huffington Post.

He serves as Senior Counsel for National Security in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. He has briefed and argued numerous cases before a majority of the United States Courts of Appeals. An avid trial advocate, he has litigated in over 30 of the 94 United States District Courts. His work includes defending class action matters involving civil rights and constitutional challenges to agency adjudications and rules. He teaches courses on constitutional law, immigration law, and evidence at the Department’s National Advocacy Center.

From 2014 to 2016, he served as Senior Counsel at the Cause of Action Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest law firm. There, he led federal litigation and investigations relating to administrative transparency and oversight.

Professor Gavoor previously served on the law school's adjunct faculty from 2008-2017. He currently teaches Administrative Law, Federal Courts, and Government Lawyering.


BA, The University of Michigan; JD, The George Washington University; LLM, Georgetown University