Leslie D. Callahan

Leslie Callahan

Leslie D. Callahan

Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Lawyering


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Leslie Callahan joins the Fundamentals of Lawyering program after teaching Legal Writing at Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana for more than fifteen years. Mentoring students and helping prepare them to achieve their professional goals has been at the center of her work at NDLS and she is excited to join GW Law with its innovative Fundamentals of Lawyering and Inns of Court programs.

Professor Callahan is originally from Philadelphia and is delighted to be back on the east coast. She was a political science major at Bryn Mawr College, then went directly to Harvard Law School where Professor Callahan worked at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau for two years. After law school, she clerked for Judge Orinda Evans of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, then worked in complex commercial litigation, primarily with Morrison & Foerster in New York. Relocating to the Midwest in connection with Professor Callahan's spouse’s career, she served as General Counsel to the University of Kansas Research Foundation and then practiced in South Bend before joining the Legal Writing program at Notre Dame Law School. Professor Callahan has been an active volunteer with non-profit organizations and is looking forward to continuing her engagement here in DC.

Curriculum Vitae

BA, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Harvard Law School