Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law
Professor Drake Hagner comes to GW with more than a decade of legal practice experience representing low-income individuals in a wide range of public benefits matters. Most recently, she was a Supervising Attorney of the Public Benefits Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia where Professor Hagner co-led an emergency team to advocate for jobless workers seeking unemployment compensation due to the COVID-19 crisis. She also chaired the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers’ COVID-19 Workers’ Rights Committee. Previously, Professor Hagner represented low-income individuals seeking Medicaid coverage, medically necessary care, and relief from medical debt as a health law attorney at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s innovative Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy program. She taught Legal Ethics at American University’s Washington College of Law. Prior to practicing law, Professor Hagner clerked at the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Alan Kay.