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Claire Griggs Senior Professorial Lecturer Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Politics, Policy & Law Scholars Program
JD, Washington College of Law, American University
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BA, Northwestern University

Claire Griggs is a faculty member in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs. Professor Griggs serves as the Director of the Politics, Policy and Law (PPL) Scholars Program. Prior to joining the faculty in SPA, she worked for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at the Washington College of Law, which seeks to engage and educate high school students about their constitutional rights and responsibilities. Professor Griggs has also worked for the New York law firm of Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan in the areas of insurance, malpractice, and employment law.

Her current research and publication areas focus on issues of juvenile justice, women's bodily rights, and Eighth Amendment issues. Her work has been published in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law.
See Also
SPA Department of Justice, Law and Criminology
SPA Politics, Policy and Law (PPL) Scholars Program
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Spring 2024

  • JLC-101 Introduction to Law

  • SPA-489 Politics, Pol & Law Capstone