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Daniel Scott Harawa

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Appellate Clinic

Daniel S. Harawa is an assistant professor of practice and director of the appellate clinic, which represents clients in civil rights cases before federal courts of appeals. He brings to the clinic years of appellate experience as a civil rights litigator at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and public defender at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He has ligated cases before the Supreme Court, a majority of the federal appellate courts, and state supreme courts.

Professor Harawa’s scholarship builds from his experience and proposes areas for reform in the criminal legal system. His research explores the ways in which existing law can be bolstered to protect defendants’ constitutional rights, with a special focus on ensuring race does not influence the criminal process. Professor Harawa also provides commentary on pressing criminal justice issues, with his popular writings appearing in the Washington Post, Politico, Slate, The St. Louis American, and The Appeal.

Professor Harawa received his B.A. from University of Richmond and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP.

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