Megan Murphy Wilcox

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Megan Murphy Wilcox returns to GW as a Professorial Lecturer in Law teaching Scholarly Writing, having previously taught in the Scholarly Writing, Legal Research & Writing, and LLM Thesis programs.  Ms. Wilcox is also a graduate of GW Law, from which she was awarded a JD with High Honors. While at GW, she was a dean’s fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program, President of the Law Association for Women and Senior Articles Editor of The George Washington Law Review. She is also a graduate of Colgate University, where she earned her B.A. magna cum laude with Honors in History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to starting law school, Ms. Wilcox worked as a special instructor for children with autism spectrum disorders. This work inspired her note, "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Disabled?: Why the Disabled Should Qualify for Asylum Under the Immigration and Nationality Act," which was published by The George Washington Law Review.  After starting her career in the corporate practice of a major firm, she returned to the special education sector as general counsel for a program serving toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. She spent more than a decade in this role, where her practice involved matters of education, health care, and employment law.