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Rachel Camp

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Rachel Camp joined Georgetown University Law Center’s faculty as a professor from practice in 2011 and became a co-director of the Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC) in 2013. Professor Camp has extensive experience teaching domestic-violence law, lawyering and litigation skills, and \clinical teaching and supervision. She has represented—and supervised law students representing—hundreds of survivors of intimate-partner violence (IPV) in civil-protection order and family-law cases, both at Georgetown and as a clinical teaching fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to direct legal representation, Professor Camp has also supervised law students on community education and systemic legal reform projects aimed at increasing access to justice for survivors. Professor Camp currently serves on the D.C. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and is on the Board of Directors for the D.C. Affordable Law Firm. 

Professor Camp writes on clinical pedagogy and has published articles on a range of topics relating to best methods for teaching and supervising law students. Her scholarship additionally explores the intersection of IPV, shame, and litigation. Pursuing Accountability for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: The Peril (and Utility?) of Shame, 98 Boston Univ. L. Rev. 1677 (2018), examines how formal and informal methods of shaming those who harm lead to counterproductive outcomes for reducing violence in intimate relationships. From Experiencing Abuse to Seeking Protection: Examining the Shame of Intimate Partner Violence, 13 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 103 (2022), considers how shame can permeate a survivor’s experience on individual, social, and institutional levels. Professor Camp provides trainings to a range of audiences on shame, IPV, and trauma, including judges, legal practitioners, and non-lawyer professionals. 

In addition to her work in the DVC, Professor Camp is the faculty director for the D.C. Affordable Law Firm LL.M. program.

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