Charles D. Schmitz

Charles D. Schmitz
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Prior to attending law school, Charles Schmitz was an aide to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Schmitz clerked for a U.S. District Judge in the District of Connecticut. Mr. Schmitz then joined the Department of Justice through the Honors program, where he served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Fraud Section. After six years as a Trial Attorney, Mr. Schmitz joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida as a Criminal Assistant U.S. Attorney. Although Mr. Schmitz is still an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he is now on a detail assignment to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, where he investigates and prosecutes federal child exploitation crimes.   Mr. Schmitz currently teaches government lawyering at the law school. He previously taught in GW’s Legal Research and Writing Program from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Schmitz also teaches a number of undergraduate legal studies courses.


BA, Colgate University; JD, University of Illinois College of Law

Classes Taught

Government Lawyering