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Professor Matthew I. Fraidin
Matthew I. Fraidin
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Haverford College, 1987; J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1993.

Matthew Fraidin is co-director of the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic and Associate Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Professor Fraidin also teaches Professional Responsibility and Disaster Law: Katrina and Beyond. Prior to joining the law school, he served as Legal Director of The Children's Law Center in Washington, D.C., Supervising Attorney at The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, and Associate Counsel to Vice President Al Gore.

Professor Fraidin frequently addresses local and national groups about family law, lawyering skills, and clinical legal education. Professor Fraidin's recent speeches, seminars and training presentations include addresses to the 2004, 2005, and 2006 annual gatherings of the District of Columbia Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute, and the 2006 District of Columbia Annual Judicial and Bar Conference. Professor Fraidin also presented a paper at a February 12, 2007 symposium at the American University Washington College of Law, "UNmarried With Children . . . ."

Matthew Fraidin

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Professor Fraidin has served as an invited guest lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Law, William and Mary School of Law, and American University Washington College of Law, and spent the spring semester of 2007 as a Visiting Professor in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. An expert in the areas of kinship care, child custody, and child abuse and neglect, Professor Fraidin is a member of numerous D.C. Superior Court committees and has testified before the U.S. Senate and the D.C. Council about a variety of proposed legislation. Professor Fraidin has been interviewed on several Washington, D.C. area radio and television programs and quoted in numerous newspaper articles on the subjects of child abuse and neglect and family law.

Professor Fraidin was selected to serve as Discussion Group Leader at the 2006 Association of American Law Schools Clinical Section annual conference in New York City and the 2007 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Fraidin also presented remarks as a concurrent session panelist at both conferences.

Scholarship | Media | Advocacy


  • Matthew I. Fraidin (with Larissa Chernock, Jeannine Winch, and Ibidun Roberts) Deep Learning and Immersive Education with a Dedication to Justice, Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education Issue 8 (Winter 2013). Read the article.
  • Matthew I. Fraidin, Changing the Narrative of Child Welfare, 19 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 97-109 (2012). Download in pdf format.
  • Matthew I. Fraidin, Changing the Narrative of Child Welfare, ABA Child Law Practice Vol. 31, No. 1 (2012). Download in pdf format.
  • Matthew I. Fraidin, Changing the Narrative of Child Welfare, The Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal Vol. XIV, Issue IV (2011). Download in pdf format.
  • Matthew I. Fraidin, Stories Told and Untold: Confidentiality Laws and the Master Narrative of Child Welfare, 63 Maine Law Review 1 (2010); Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-17. Read the abstract and article on SSRN.

  • Matthew I. Fraidin, Recent Developments in Family Law in D.C. June 2004-June 2005, 10 University of the District of Columbia Law Review 183 (2007). Download in pdf format.







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