Public Interest Advisory Council

The newest of the Advisory Councils, the GW Law Public Interest Advisory Council (PIAC) is the primary advisory body to the Law School’s Public Interest/Public Service program. It is a diverse group which advises the Dean, the Public Interest Program Director, and the Faculty Director, to assist the faculty and staff in assuring that the Law School prepares students for careers in the nonprofit and government sectors. Membership on the Council is drawn from private practice, corporate practice, government practice, nonprofit organizations, and the judiciary. It reflects diversity in age, gender, race, and ethnicity.

Public Interest Advisory Council


Olajumoke "Jummy" Obayanju,  JD '16
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Members of the Council

Lee Arbetman, JD '76
Street Law, Inc

Kaitlin Banner, JD '08
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Robert "Bob" Brandon, JD '72
Fair Elections Center

Marc L. Fleischaker, JD '71
ArentFox Schiff, LLP

Lisa Gurwitch, JD '82
JDC (The Joint)

Beverley Hatcher-Mbu, JD '13
Development Gateway

Patricia Kelmar, JD '95

Wilma B. Liebman, JD '74
Former National Labor Relations Board

Mark Lynch, JD '74
Covington & Burling, LLP

The Honorable Patrick A. Mulloy, JD '71
Former Five Term Commissioner on the U.S. - China Economic & Security Review Commission

Mike Michel, JD '15
Marriott International, Inc.

Roberta Roberts, JD '15
U.S. Department of Justice

Dewey D. Schade, JD '67

Caren Street, JD '16
Squire Patton Boggs

Patrice Sulton, JD '08
DC Justice Lab

Alessandro Terenzoni, JD '06
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Bethany Young, JD '12
The Wren Collective

Faculty Leadership

Alan Morrison
The George Washington University Law School

Joan Meier
The George Washington University Law School