Area of Expertise
Clinical legal education, legal education and ethics, lawyering skills, trial practice, higher education, asylum law, town-gown conflicts, legal ethics, reform of legal education in China
Elliott Milstein was president of the Association of American Law Schools in 2000, the first clinical teacher elected to that position. He was dean of the Washington College of Law from 1988 to 1995 and served one year as interim president of American University starting in 1993. He has been a clinical teacher for nearly his whole career, starting in 1969, and founded the clinical program at WCL. He has been a leader in the development of the concepts and methods that are the basis for in-house clinical education and has trained or mentored a substantial number of clinical teachers. He currently teaches in the Civil Practice Clinic and also facilitates a program to train new clinical teachers. He directs a program to train clinical teachers in China.