Justice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellow
Catherine Sevcenko graduated magna cum laude from George Mason School of Law after a career as a Foreign Service Officer. Postings in Budapest, Munich, and Moscow before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall gave her a deep appreciation for the power of free speech. After law school, Catherine clerked on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals before starting work as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson, LLC. After leaving Steptoe, Catherine joined the appellate group at the U.S. Trustees Program at the Department of Justice. Most recently, she was interim Executive Director for the U.S. Chess Center, a non-profit in Washington, D.C. that teaches chess to children.
Catherine is an adjunct professor of appellate writing at George Mason School of Law. She lives outside of Washington D.C. with her husband and two children, one of whom attends a green light school. She also works with raptors and other wild birds as an apprentice wildlife rehabilitator.