Prof. Leah Wortham

Leah Wortham is Professor Emerita of Law at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C. Since 1995, she has taught, presented, or consulted in 34 countries regarding legal profession reform, clinical education, teaching legal ethics, and legal education generally. For 16 years, she has directed an American Law certificate program and LLM, which CUA offers in cooperation with Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She is an editor and author of Learning from Practice: A Text for Legal Experiential Education (3rd ed. 2016).

Professor Wortham has served as Chair of the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee and the Legal Ethics Committee of the DC Bar, which has more than 100,000 members. She has worked with many non-profit organizations and foundations including the Global Alliance for Justice Education since its founding in 1999 and for seven years as an International Scholar with the Academic Fellows Program funded by the Higher Education Program of the Open Society Foundation.