Leah Wortham joined the faculty of the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America (CUA) in 1981. She served as clinical coordinator from 1981-1990 and associate dean from 1990-95. She teaches Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law, and in the externship clinical program.
Professor Wortham graduated summa cum laude and with membership in Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1970. She received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1973. Before joining CUA, Wortham worked as a staff lawyer for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, as a legislative assistant for New York Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, as assistant to the president of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation for Policy Planning, and also as deputy association director of the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency.
Professor Wortham served on the Macalester College Board of Trustees from 1995-2001 and chaired their Honorary Degree Committee. In 1995, she was awarded Macalester's Distinguished Citizen citation.more » « less