Jennifer Mitchell

Portrait of Jennifer Mitchell
Visiting Professor of Law, Fundamentals of Lawyering
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Jennifer Mitchell joined GW Law’s Fundamentals of Lawyering program in July 2020 after teaching as an adjunct in GW Law's Legal Research and Writing program for two years. Professor Mitchell is a former active-duty Air Force Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) where she prosecuted military members for misconduct, counseled hundreds of legal assistance clients, and deployed to Afghanistan as a NATO Rule of Law Field Support Officer. She is currently a member of the District of Columbia Air National Guard assigned to the 113th Air Wing, Joint Base Andrews, MD, where she advises wing leadership on all legal aspects affecting the wing’s mission.  In addition, Professor Mitchell provides legal assistance to Guard members and their dependents.

After leaving active duty, she worked on Capitol Hill as a Military Legislative Assistant and Counsel for a United States Senator, where she handled the Senator's defense and veteran portfolios. In this position, she prepared legislative and regulatory language for inclusion in annual defense appropriations and authorization bills and was responsible for developing and executing strategies to advance legislative and policy objectives.

Professor Mitchell’s research interests include exploring the intersections of law and policy to increase democratic representation in local and national politics; increasing neurodiversity awareness in the legal practice and legal systems; and promoting professional identity formation in law school curriculum through skills based classes and experiential learning.

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BS, Illinois State University; JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law