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About Jamie R. Abrams

Jamie R. Abrams is a full-time instructor in the Legal Rhetoric Program at the Washington College of Law and the Coordinator of Legal Research. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Ms. Abrams was a Litigation Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP where she specialized in complex civil litigation matters. he also served on Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's Women's Initiative Committee and its Community Foundation Advisory Committee. As an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Ms. Abrams was profiled in the American Bar Association Journal in a piece titled "Coach Me, How 3 Lawyers Learned to be All-Stars at Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Making Rain, Marketing their Practice.” Ms. Abrams began her career at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. specializing in white collar criminal defense and environmental law.
Ms. Abrams graduated summa cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law in 2002. While a student at American University, Ms. Abrams was a recipient of the Mussey Gillet Fellowship, served as Notes and Comments Editor on the International Law Review, and performed in student productions of the Law Revue and the Vagina Monologues. She received her B.A., cum laude, in political science and criminal justice from Indiana University in 1999.
She is admitted to practice in Maryland, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. She is an active member of the D.C. Women’s Bar Association, serving as the editor of its Raising the Bar publication, co-chairing its History Committee and its Archives Project, and the Chair of the Reporter’s Committee of the Initiative on the Advancement and Retention of Women. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, the chair of its Committee on Cooperation between Pro Bono and Legal Writing Professors, and a member of Academics Promoting the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law.


Research Interests

Legal Research and Writing, Complex Civil Litigation, and Sex Based Discrimination

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Honors and Awards

  • Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award (Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Annual Stars of the Bar Reception Sept. 23, 2008)


Contact Information

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest Room 129D
Washington, D.C. 20016
Phone: 202-274-4302