Lula Hagos

Portrait of Lula Hagos

Lula Hagos

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law for the Criminal Defense and Justice Clinic


Email: Lula Hagos
2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Lula Hagos joins GW as a Visiting Associate Professor after working as an Assistant Federal Public Defender with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia, where she represented indigent clients in a wide range of cases, including complex fraud and terrorism-related offenses. Prior to that, Professor Hagos worked as an attorney in the Trial Division at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) for seven years. While there, she advocated for adults and juveniles facing the most serious offenses, while also helping them navigate various collateral issues including mental health services and conducted trainings for new lawyers. Before joining PDS, Professor Hagos was an E. Barrett Prettyman fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. In that role, she taught and supervised third-year law students in their representation of youth involved in the delinquency system, while also maintaining her own caseload and representing clients at trial. She comes to GW after also serving as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, co-teaching a course on criminal trial advocacy.


BA, University of Virginia; JD and LLM, Georgetown University