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Mark Sherman Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Office of Global and Immersive Studies Faculty

George Washington University, B.A.; University of Miami, J.D.; Georgetown University, LL.M.

Mark Sherman is assistant division director for probation and pretrial services education at the Federal Judicial Center. He leads a group that develops and delivers criminal justice continuing education, training, and consulting for federal probation and pretrial services departments, district and magistrate judges, federal defenders, and other stakeholders. From 1999 to 2011 Mark served as senior education attorney at the FJC and was responsible for developing and delivering continuing education, training, and consulting on a variety of issues for judges, attorneys, and probation and pretrial services officers. An educator for his entire career, Mark has also practiced law and provided legal consulting services. His areas of practice and consulting included international human rights, international criminal defense, and affordable housing. Prior to joining the FJC, Mark was a visiting teaching fellow at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law where he helped develop the school’s Lawyering Skills program for first year students (1989-1991). He was a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Harrison Institute for Public Law affordable housing law clinic (1991-1993); an assistant professor of American politics and public law at American University’s School of Public Affairs (1993-1999); and adjunct associate professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law (1993-1999). While at American, Mark also served as academic director of the Law and Politics Institute, a project of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (1997-1998). As a member of AU's adjunct faculty he teaches undergraduate seminars, research, and internship courses in criminal justice, public law, and policy-oriented subject matter. He has also served as adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law (2013), and adjunct associate professor of criminal justice at University of Maryland Global Campus (2006-2007). Mark received a B.A. from George Washington University in 1986, a J.D. from the University of Miami in 1989, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University in 1993. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
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Spring 2024

  • WSEM-050 Topics in Washington DC: Criminal Legal System