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Ethel Badawi

Ethel Badawi

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 11, 2019




Ethel Badawi is co-founder and principal of Pollack Badawi Group, a boutique legal search consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Badawi has dedicated her professional life to helping individuals find legal careers that inspire joy and growth. As a legal recruiter, Badawi partners with Am Law 200 law firms to identify and recruit talent.

She has advised more than 500 university graduates, paralegals, recent law graduates and attorneys in strategic decision making to advance their professional careers and find their professional home at law firms, businesses and the government.

Before launching her own firm, Badawi served as the associate director for the George Washington University Law School’s Career Center and as assistant director of the Paralegal Studies Program at GW. Badawi continues to serve as a faculty member for GW’s Graduate Program in Paralegal Studies where she teaches Advanced Legal Writing and American Jurisprudence.

Badawi is a frequent presenter and speaker at national conferences on the legal job market and professional development for legal professionals. She has held leadership roles at the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), and the American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE).

Badawi has a BA in Spanish and Economics from Wellesley College and a JD from the George Washington University. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Indiana and Virginia.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
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Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Daniel Klerman
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“Legal Origin from Outer Space,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Thomas D. Lyon
November, 2019

Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.