Matt Fraidin

Matthew I. Fraidin
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Haverford College, 1987; J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1993.

Matthew Fraidin is co-director of the HIV/AIDS law clinic and Associate Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Professor Fraidin also teaches Professional Responsibility and Disaster Law: Katrina and Beyond. Prior to joining the law school, he served as Legal Director of The Children’s Law Center in Washington, DC, Supervising Attorney at The Legal Aid Society of DC, and Associate Counsel to Vice President Al Gore.

Professor Fraidin frequently addresses local and national groups about family law, lawyering skills, and clinical legal education. Professor Fraidin’s recent speeches, seminars and training presentations include addresses to the 2004, 2005, and 2006 annual gatherings of the District of Columbia Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute, and the 2006 District of Columbia Annual Judicial and Bar Conference. Professor Fraidin also presented a paper at a February 12, 2007 symposium at the American University Washington College of Law, “UNmarried With Children . . . .”

Professor Fraidin has served as an invited guest lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Law, William and Mary School of Law, and American University Washington College of Law, and spent the spring semester of 2007 as a Visiting Professor in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. An expert in the areas of kinship care, child custody, and child abuse and neglect, Professor Fraidin is a member of numerous D.C. Superior Court committees and has testified before the U.S. Senate and the D.C. Council about a variety of proposed legislation. Professor Fraidin has been interviewed on several Washington, DC-area radio and television programs and quoted in numerous newspaper articles on the subjects of child abuse and neglect and family law.

In addition to his contributions in the area of family law, Professor Fraidin also carries on the proud legacy of Antioch Law School and the DC School of Law by his significant national contributions in the area of clinical legal education. Professor Fraidin was selected to serve as Discussion Group Leader at the 2006 Association of American Law Schools Clinical Section annual conference in New York City and the 2007 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Fraidin also presented remarks as a concurrent session panelist at both conferences. Professor Fraidin serves as Editor of the Bibliography of Clinical Legal Education, a comprehensive, annotated list of all scholarly articles on the subject of clinical legal education.

Telephone: (202) 274-7328