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Nicole LehtmanNicole V. Lehtman is the Director of the University of California Washington DC Law Program. Prior to joining the UCDC Law Program, Ms. Lehtman served as the first program manager and adjunct professor for the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Washington DC Legal Externship Program. In that position, Ms. Lehtman was responsible for counseling law students from across the country on available externship opportunities with the federal government and DC-based non-profit organizations; and provided students with support and guidance throughout their time in Washington, DC. Ms. Lehtman also has served as an adjunct professor in the Trial Advocacy program at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Ms. Lehtman has extensive government experience working as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently, Ms. Lehtman served as a trial attorney in the Justice Department's Criminal Division and previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Ms. Lehtman also has worked at a private law firm in South Florida specializing in civil litigation and international arbitration.

Born in Miami, Ms. Lehtman is a native Spanish speaker whose family is from Santiago, Chile. She is a graduate, cum laude, of American University’s Washington College of Law and of the University of Miami where she graduated, with honors, with a degree in Political Science and International Studies.

Contact Information

Nicole V. Lehtman

Director, UCDC Law Program
(202) 974-6392

Mailing Address

UCDC Law Program
University of California Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Rm. 342
Washington, D.C. 20036

phone: (202) 974-6392

fax: (202) 974-6250