Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Dehlia Umunna


Dehlia Umunna is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She has been a lecturer at HLS since 2007, and is Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor at HLS’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI).

Prior to joining CJI, Ms. Umunna spent seven years at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) as a trial attorney. At PDS, she represented indigent clients in hundreds of cases that ranged in seriousness from misdemeanor charges of theft, assault, and drug possession, to felony charges of narcotics distribution, firearms possession, armed robbery, kidnapping, child sexual abuse, rape and homicide. Some of Ms. Umunna’s cases received nationwide media attention.

From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Umunna was an adjunct professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law (WCL). In that capacity, she created and taught a seminar titled “The Lawyer’s Role in the Judicial Practice." 

Ms. Umunna is a member of the Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia and New Jersey bar associations.   She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, San Bernardino,  a JD from George Washington University Law School and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Source: Harvard Law school

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