Rachel Camp is a Co-Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic a Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center, and has been involved with DVARC since its inception. She joined Georgetown’s faculty in 2011 and became a co-director of the Domestic Violence Clinic (DVC) in 2013.
Professor Camp has represented, and has supervised law students representing, hundreds of survivors of intimate partner violence in civil protection order and family law cases during her time at Georgetown and while a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to direct legal representation, Professor Camp has supervised law students on a variety of community education and systemic legal reform projects aimed at increasing access to justice for survivors. Professor Camp’s co-authored article on integrating community legal education into clinical programs was published in the Clinical Law Review in 2012.
Between 2000-2008, Professor Camp served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice. While there, she served as counsel for a variety of state agencies, including the Department of Human Services in matters involving child abuse and neglect. Prior to her employment at the Oregon Department of Justice, Professor Camp was a staff attorney at the Maryland Disability Law Center representing patients at a maximum-security state psychiatric hospital in civil and administrative matters.
Professor Camp currently serves on the D.C. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, the Board of Directors of the D.C. Affordable Law Firm, and is a member of the DV Action Research Collective, a multidisciplinary group of DC-based researchers and practitioners committed to building an empirical evidence base, generated through collaborative inquiry and shared capacity building, to strengthen victimization services in the District of Columbia. In addition to other law review articles and publications, in Coercing Pregnancy, 21 WM. & MARY J. WOMEN & L. 275 (2015), Professor Camp examined the intersection between intimate partner violence (IPV), reproductive coercion, and pregnancy. In her most recent article, Pursuing Accountability for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: The Peril (and Utility?) of Shame, 98 BOSTON UNIV. L. REV. 1677 (2018), Professor Camp explores how formal and informal methods of shaming perpetrators of IPV lead to counterproductive outcomes for reducing violence in intimate relationships.
In addition to her work in the DVC, Professor Camp is the Program Director for the D.C. Affordable Law Firm LL.M. Program, a program that trains recent law graduates to provide civil legal representation to D.C. residents who fall between 200-400% of the federal poverty rate and who otherwise may be unable to obtain legal representation.