Instructor: Rachel Camp

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Professor Rachel Camp is co-director of the Domestic Violence Clinic and associate visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Camp joined Georgetown's faculty in 2011 and has spent most of her legal career advocating on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized populations. From 2008 to 2011, professor Camp served as a clinical teaching fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law's Family Law Clinic. While there, she supervised law students representing clients in family law cases and domestic violence civil protection order hearings, and co-taught a weekly seminar on lawyering and litigation skills. Additionally, professor Camp integrated into the Family Law Clinic curriculum a community legal education component and has supervised law students on a variety of community legal education and systemic legal reform projects.

Her co-authored article on integrating community legal education into clinical programs was published in the 2012 Clinical Law Review. From 2000 to 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 an attorney at the Maryland Disability Law Center representing patients at a maximum-security state psychiatric hospital in civil and administrative matters. Professor Camp's scholarship has explored the excessive use of psychotropic medications on children in foster care; the intersection between domestic violence, reproductive coercion and pregnancy; and collaboration in law school settings. Her most recent article, "Pursuing Accountability for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: the Peril (and Utility?) of Shame" is forthcoming in Boston University Law Review.


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The Behavioral and Ethical Implications of Shame in American Culture: A Multidisciplinary Perspective - BEHP1221 Introduces concepts relating to shame in American culture. Brings together viewpoints and ethical perspectives from disciplines including psychology, sociology, education and the law to discuss shame and its impact on individuals, families and communities. Links topics to behavioral principles, grounding them in a fundamental framework of the science of behavior.


May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, Canvas 2