John P. Collins, Jr.

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

JP Collins joined the GW Law faculty in July 2020 as a Visiting Associate Professor. Previously, he taught first-year legal writing as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, from which he graduated with honors in 2013.  

Professor Collins began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Peck of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He then joined Sullivan & Cromwell as an associate in the firm's litigation department. Professor Collins's practice at S&C focused on complex civil litigation, criminal and civil investigations, and appeals. He represented leading U.S. and multinational financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in a variety of state and federal matters, including nationwide consumer fraud class actions, cross-border criminal tax investigations, theft of trade secrets cases, contractual disputes, and other complex commercial cases. While at S&C, Professor Collins kept an active pro bono docket, briefing and arguing multiple appeals on behalf of state prosecutor and public defender offices. He also represented federal criminal defendants as part of the Criminal Justice Act.

In addition to legal writing, Professor Collins's research interests include court administration, court reform, and the judiciary (including nominations). His previous scholarship has been cited in a published federal court opinion and a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari.  

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BA, Stonehill College; JD, Fordham University