Jennifer Wimsatt Pusateri

Portrait of Jennifer Wimsatt Pusateri

Jennifer Wimsatt Pusateri

Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Lawyering


Office Phone: (202) 994-1550
2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

After clerking on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Jennifer Wimsatt Pusateri spent eight years in practice at Williams & Connolly, where she focused on complex civil litigation, government investigations, appellate, and pro bono matters. She spent a summer at Boies, Schiller & Flexner. She also taught as an adjunct in GW Law's Legal Research and Writing program for five years.

Professor Pusateri earned a JD and LLM (International and Comparative Law) from Duke University. Her article “It Is Better To Be Safe When Sorry: Advocating a Federal Rule of Evidence Excluding Apologies” will appear in Volume 69, the fall 2020 issue of the Kansas Law Review.

In June 2020, Professor Pusateri and her former colleague at Williams and Connolly won asylum for their clients, teenage sisters fleeing persecution in El Salvador. This pro bono win was hard-fought and came after a four-year representation before both the asylum office and immigration court.

BA, Indiana University; JD, LLM, Duke University