Alfreda Robinson is Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy and Co-Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at the George Washington University School of Law, where she teaches and administers full-time. Dean Robinson has litigated successfully for over three decades and taught trial and pretrial techniques to thousands of law students, lawyers, law teachers, and judges – nationally and internationally – for over two decades. She has published law review and other articles on various civil rights, diversity and social justice issues.
Dean Robinson is the National Bar Associations’ Vice President of Regions and Affiliates, serving as the direct liaison to the affiliates nationally and internationally. Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association (NBA) is the oldest and largest, national organization of primarily African American lawyers, judges, law professors, and students. Moreover, Alfreda Robinson serves as the Vice Chair of the NBA’s Civil Trial Advocacy Section.
She has raised millions of dollars for a number of non-profits including, GW Law, National Bar Association, President Barack Obama, National Democratic Party, and others. For this reason, she has been asked recently to assist in the law school’s institutional entrepreneurial effort.
Among other things, Alfreda Robinson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Bar Association. She is also the Co-Chair of the Fourth National People and Law Faculty of Color Conference scheduled for late 2018, which is the largest organized gathering of legal scholars of color in the United States.
Dean Robinson is the recipient of the NBA’s highest honor, the C. Francis Stradford Award, and 14 other distinguished NBA honors. She has held over 50 NBA leadership positions, including chairing the NBA Judicial Selection Standing Committee and Law Professors Division, and serving as Elected NBA Board Member-At-Large and Region XII Director (Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia).
Alfreda is an ordained Officer of he National Presbyterian Church of Washington, D.C.
She is married to NBA member and businessman, William W. Bennett, proud mother of two daughters (one is a lawyer and the other is a Congressional Press Secretary), and a very proud grandmother.