Visiting Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center
Prof. Wolfman joined the Georgetown University Law Center faculty in 2009 and serves as the co-Director of the law school’s Institute for Public Representation, a student clinic that handles complex trial court and appellate litigation and administrative agency proceedings. He co-teaches a litigation skills seminar associated with the clinic as well as the basic Federal Courts course and a seminar on appellate courts. He came to Georgetown after spending nearly 20 years at the national public interest law firm Public Citizen Litigation Group, serving the last five years as the Litigation Group’s Director. Before that, for five years, he conducted trial and appellate litigation as a staff lawyer at a rural poverty law program in Arkansas. Prof. Wolfman has handled a broad range of litigation, including cases involving health and safety regulation, class action governance, court access issues, federal preemption, consumer law, public benefits law, and government transparency. He has argued five cases before the Supreme Court (winning four) and dozens of other cases before federal and state appellate courts and trial courts around the country. He directed Public Citizen’s Supreme Court Assistance Project, which helps “underdog” public interest clients litigate before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has testified before Congress and federal rules committees, and he was an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s recently-published Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation. He regularly teaches a course on appellate courts at Harvard Law School, and, before joining the faculty full time, he taught as an adjunct at Georgetown, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and American. He is co-coordinator of the Consumer Law & Policy Blog, www.clpblog.org.