The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics


The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics were founded in 1971, and were dedicated in 1991 to acknowledge the generous support of Jacob Burns (LLB '24, Hon. LLC '70). A longtime trustee of the University, Burns (1902-1993) was renowned as a lawyer, artist, and philanthropist. GW Law is proud to honor this significant contribution to the "uplifting and maintenance of the legal profession," and his fearless advocacy of the principle of "equal justice under the law."

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The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics vary considerably in purpose, duration, requirements, and duties. Despite their diversity, all the clinics create an exciting and supportive educational environment in which law students are provided the opportunity to develop lawyering skills and to gain insights into law and the legal profession while providing vital legal services to people who need them. The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics operate under the direction of Associate Dean Laurie S. Kohn. The Managing Attorney for the Clinics is Andrea R. Willis-Johnson, and the Administrative Supervisor is Milagros Tudela.


GW Law Clinical Program
The George Washington University Law School
2000 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Monday - Friday; 9 am-5 pm

No walk-ins accepted

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Phone: 202.994.7463
Fax: 202.994.6441



Laurie S. Kohn
Jacob Burns Foundation Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Associate Professor of Clinical Law; Directory of Family Justice Litigation Clinic, & Director of Civil Access to Justice Clinic
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Andrea R. Willis-Johnson
Managing Attorney
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Milagros Tudela
Administrative Supervisor
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Community Impact

The GW Law Clinics represents individuals and organizations worldwide that otherwise would not be able to afford legal services. We routinely share client experiences and victories.


Friedman Fellowship

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics offer several two-year graduate clinical fellowships that allow experienced attorneys to obtain an LLM degree while engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law.


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