William G. McLain
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Tulane University, 1968; J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1983.
Associate Professor McLain teaches Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, and Federal Courts.He also co-created and co-taught Katrina and Beyond: Disaster Law. He was previously an associate in the Washington, D.C. firm Karr & McLain, which handled a wide range of trial and appellate cases involving torts, employment, criminal, and constitutional law issues. He clerked for a trial court judge in Washington, D.C. immediately after law school.
Associate Professor McLain remains involved in a wide range of pro bono litigation, most recently including the successful representation, with Professor Mack, of a journalist who claimed First Amendment and statutory privileges against compelled disclosure of sources of a piece of investigative reporting; the on-going representation, with co-counsels, of adoptive parents and their child in a suit arising from the negligent failure of a governmental social service agency to protect the child against severe physical and emotional abuse by the child's natural parent; and providing assistance to lawyers representing an inmate under a capital sentence in the state of Tennessee, whose challenge to his death sentence was heard by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2003.
Telephone: (202) 274-7321