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Moses Cook

Operations and Development Director

Moses is a mission-driven program administrator, social justice advocate, and legal educator with a demonstrated passion and commitment toward championing the rights of disenfranchised groups. He  recently served as the Executive Director of Rising for Justice the oldest legal clinic in D.C.  During his six-year tenure, the organization tripled its revenue and added new programs focused on housing security, social work support, immigration defense, expungement and criminal record sealing, and procedural justice. Prior to serving as Executive Director, he oversaw its criminal defense clinic and supervised law students in all aspects of litigation.  In addition, he was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and supervised a graduate LL.M teaching fellow, coached several mock trial teams for George Washington University and taught classes as an adjunct professor of law.  He has argued many cases at the appellate level and is barred in the U.S. Supreme Court and District Court for the District of Columbia. Moses has extensive trial advocacy teaching experience both in the US and internationally having recently been a visiting faculty member for an LL.M. program in Moscow, Russia.


He received his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center as Prettyman/Stiller Fellow and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. 


What is the first thing you would change about D.C.’s criminal legal system?

I would start by asking people who are directly impacted what they would change and work to ensure they are in positions of power to make those changes.   

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