Marcy Karin

Assoc Instructional Professional

Marcy Karin teaches courses on workplace flexibility law and policy, employment law and policy, and legislation. She also supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic. Professor Karin is an active member of the national work-life law and policy community. She is regularly invited to speak about the role of thoughtful public policy in this area, and is listed in the Sloan Network’s Who’s Who in Work and Family. Her other research interests include legislative lawyering, civil justice for military families, and women’s legal history.

Professor Karin previously served as Legislative Counsel for Workplace Flexibility 2010 and as an Adjunct Professor of Law, Teaching Fellow, and Supervising Attorney at Georgetown University Law Center’s Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic. Before Georgetown, she worked for Arent Fox PLLC in Washington, D.C., where she received the Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Public Interest for her work with groups who attempt to eradicate domestic violence and her support of D.C. Public High Schools through the Street Law Clinic.

In 2011, Professor Karin received the Sustained Community Service Award from the Woodside Foundation. She previously won the Burton Award for Legal Achievement in Writing for her Stanford Law Review article on Executive Order 13,233. Her most recent articles involve integrating clinical legal education and workplace flexibility for the military community, victims of domestic violence, breastfeeding workers, and people with disabilities.

Selected Works

Marcy Karin & Robin Runge, Breastfeeding And A New Type Of Employment Law , 63 Cath. U. L. Rev. 329 (2013-2014).

Kevin Barry, Brian East, & Marcy Karin, Pleading Disability After the ADAAA, 31 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L. J. 1 (2013).

Marcy Karin & Kevin Barry, Law Clinics and Lobbying Restrictions, 84 U. Colo. L. Rev. 985 (2013).

Katie Onachila, The Military’s Workplace Flexibility Framework, 3 Am. U. Lab. & Emp. L. F. 153 (2013).

Marcy Karin and Robin R. Runge, Toward Integrated Law Clinics That Train Social Justice Advocates, 17 Clin. L. Rev. 563 (2011).

Changing Federal Statutory Proposals to Address Domestic Violence at Work: Creating a Societal Response by Making Businesses a Part of the Solution, 74 Brook. L. Rev. 377 (2009).

Time Off for Military Families: an Emerging Case Study in a Time of War . . . and the Tipping Point for Future Laws Supporting Work-life Balance?, 33 Rutgers L. Rec. 46 (2009).

Esther Morris and Her Equality State: from Council Bill 70 to Life on the Bench, 46 Am. J. of Legal Hist. 300 (2005).

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind: How Executive Order 13,233 Expands Executive Privilege While Simultaneously Preventing Access to Presidential Records, 55 Stan. L. Rev. 529 (2002).


Assistant: Ann Evans

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., American University

J.D., Stanford Law School

LL.M. (Advocacy), Georgetown University Law Center