Maria Hawilo

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law


Maria Hawilo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law in the Bluhm Legal Clinic, where she will be co-teaching the Juvenile Justice Criminal Trials and Appeals Clinic and assisting with the supervision of students who have been assigned criminal cases. Previously she served as a supervising attorney for the District of Columbia’s Public Defender Service, representing clients charged with a variety of offenses including conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and other serious felonies. Hawilo clerked for Hon. David W. McKeague, who currently sits on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Science
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law


  • BS, University of Michigan
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Summer Associate, 2003, Jenner & Block
  • Staff Attorney, 2004-2012, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Law Clerk, 2003-2004, Judge David McKeague, U.S. Federal District Court

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