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Guest Name
Eduardo Ferrer
Guest Occupation
Visiting Professor of Law; Policy Director of the Juvenile Justice Initiative
Guest Biography

Eduardo Ferrer serves as a Policy Director of the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative advocating to improve the DC juvenile justice system and as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center supervising students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Professor Ferrer is also a Certified Trainer in the Gault Center’s Youth Defense Advocacy Program (YDAP) and conducts training for juvenile defense attorneys across the country.

Professor Ferrer has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations, including DC127, the Next Step Public Charter School, and the Campaign for Youth Justice. Professor Ferrer also served as the elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 1B10 from 2009-2010. In 2013, Professor Ferrer was awarded the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’s “Defender of Innocence Award” for his work securing the release of David Boyce, an innocent man wrongfully convicted in Virginia in 1990. He was also recognized in 2008 by Legal Bisnow Magazine as a top “30 under 30” attorney in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining the Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Ferrer was a founding member of DC Lawyers for Youth (DCLY), a DC-based action tank dedicated to making DC’s juvenile justice system the smallest and best system in the country. During his ten-year tenure at DCLY, Professor Ferrer was chiefly responsible for carrying out the organization’s research, advocacy, and direct representation work. Professor Ferrer also previously worked as an associate at Howrey LLP, where he worked on a variety of matters, including juvenile justice policy, immigration law, constitutional law, civil rights law, writs of habeas corpus, white-collar criminal defense, and antitrust law. Professor Ferrer is a proud double Hoya, receiving his B.S. in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in 2002 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005.