Campus Reform | Kamala Harris’ husband lands teaching gig at Georgetown University

Kamala Harris’ husband lands teaching gig at Georgetown University

Doug Emhoff, husband of Kamala Harris, will serve as "Distinguished Visitor from Practice" at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Emhoff will also serve as a distinguished fellow of the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law and Policy beginning in January 2021.

Article image

Georgetown University Law Center has announced Doug Emhoff, the husband of Sen. Kamala Harris, will teach an “Entertainment Law Disputes” course during the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. 

Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor released a statement about Emhoff’s new course and said that students will "greatly benefit" from his experience.

“I am delighted that Douglas Emhoff will be joining our faculty. Doug is one of the nation’s leading intellectual property and business litigators, and he has a strong commitment to social justice. I know our students will greatly benefit from his experience and insight, and I am eagerly looking forward to his arrival," Treanor said.

[RELATED: Jill Biden plans to continue work as professor if her husband is inaugurated]

According to the statement, Emhoff will also serve as a Distinguished Fellow of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy, as part of a new entertainment and media law initiative that will include a speaker series and other projects.

Emhoff said in the statement that he was “excited to join the Georgetown community.”

“I’ve long wanted to teach and serve the next generation of young lawyers,” Emhoff said, according to the statement by Georgetown. 

Currently, Emhoff is a “litigator and strategic advisor” for global law firm DLA Piper.

[RELATED: Biden's Secretary of State pick led Biden Center at UPenn, as school allegedly accepted millions in 'anonymous' donations from China]

According to his profile on the DLA website, Emhoff is currently transitioning his practice as he prepares to take on new responsibilities in light of the presidential transition, which the Trump administration authorized in late November.

Andrew Jose, a student at Georgetown University, told Campus Reform that he is excited to have the opportunity to potentially take Emhoff's class.

“Mr. Emhoff is a man, who due to him being Mrs. Harris' husband, has exposure to different experiences that would be of good use to Georgetown students when he shares them through his classes. I look forward to being a student of his, regardless of my political sentiments," Jose said.

Campus Reform reached out to Georgetown Law for further comment; however, a reply was not received in time for publication. 

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @ashleyecarnahan