Geneviève T. Wachtell is the Acting Director of the Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families at New York Law School and will serve as Acting Director for the calendar year 2013 during Director Carlin Meyer's sabbatical. She and Professor Meyer work together to develop and implement the Abbey Center’s policy agenda of promoting family empowerment and facilitating law students’ entry into careers in family law and policy. An Adjunct Professor, she teaches the Abbey Center Family Law Colloquium and co-teaches the Abbey Center Capstone course with Professor Carlin Meyer. She also mentors and provides professional training for Abbey Center Associates. Genevieve holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College (2003) and a J.D. from New York University School of Law (2008).
Before joining the Abbey Center, Geneviève was an Associate in the Corporate, Finance and Tax Group at the international law firm Hogan Lovells. Her pro bono work focused on not-for-profit corporate organization and governance on behalf of educational and children’s rights organizations. Geneviève started her professional career as an English teacher in Philadelphia’s Laboratory Charter School for Communication and Languages, where she developed curricula and cross-departmental education plans with a focus on development of low-income adolescents’ scholastic and intellectual needs. She developed and taught an afterschool program called “Calculus for Middle School,” an introduction to abstract mathematics for 6th through 8th graders.
Geneviève serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union, whose mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution.
Geneviève can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 212-431-2171.