Washington and Lee University School of Law is pleased to welcome two new visiting faculty members this semester.
Suzette Malveaux is visiting from Catholic University Law School, where she is Professor of Law and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Civil Rights Law and Fair Employment Law. She is co-author of "Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation: Cases and Materials" and has published numerous law review articles that explore the intersection of civil procedure and civil rights.
Malveaux graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She earned her J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor of the Law Review, a Root-Tilden Scholar and a Center for International Law Fellow. Upon graduation, she clerked for the federal district court (SDNY) for the Honorable Robert L. Carter. Prior to entering academia, she was a class action litigation specialist who appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Malveaux is frequently consulted by the media to provide commentary on various legal issues involving the Supreme Court, the civil legal system and civil rights. Her appearances include CNN, MSNBC, Fox News 5, Al Jazeera English and the PBS NewsHour. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The National Law Journal, and the Congressional Quarterly.
Also visiting at W&L Law is Matthew Engle, who will serve this year as the interim director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, the capital defense clinic at W&L Law. From 2010-14, Engle was an Associate Professor and Legal Director of The Innocence Project at University of Virginia School of Law.
Engle previously worked as a Deputy Capital Defender in Arlington, where he represented indigent defendants against whom the Commonwealth was seeking the death penalty in trial courts throughout Northern Virginia. He served as a Staff Attorney at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center in Charlottesville, where he represented Virginia death row inmates in state and federal habeas corpus, appellate, and clemency proceedings.
Engle graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2001, after spending two years as a clinician in the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse under the leadership of Professor Roger Groot.