Monica E. Monroe
Associate Dean for Inclusion and Engagement
In 2016, Monroe joined Penn Law from The George Washington University Law School, where she served as Associate Dean of Students and a Lecturer in Law. In this position, she directed student affairs and academic programming while advising the dean and senior staff on student-related matters in and out of the classroom. In addition to her work in student affairs, she also taught legal research and writing. Monroe served as Penn Law’s Dean of Students for three years before being appointed Associate Dean for Inclusion and Engagement.
Monroe earned her BA from Boston University and her JD from GW Law, and she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
After completing her clerkships, Monroe spent six years in private practice in Washington, D.C., where she focused on real estate, housing, employment, and commercial law. She began teaching in the Legal Research and Writing Program at GW Law in 2004 and served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs before her promotion to Associate Dean in 2012.
In addition, she also is a former member on the Executive Committee of The George Washington University Law School Alumni Board of Directors, past President of GW’s Black Law Alumni Association, and the 2018 recipient of The GW Law Distinguished Alumni Award.