Washington Center

UCDC Law Program - Contact Us

University of California Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Room 342
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 974-6392
Fax: (202) 974-6250​

Director Information
Nicole V. Lehtman
Director, UCDC Law Program
(202) 974-6392
Ms. Lehtman is the Director of the University of California Washington DC Law Program. Prior to joining the UCDC Law Program, Ms. Lehtman served as the first program manager and adjunct professor for the Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Washington DC Legal Externship Program. In that position, Ms. Lehtman was responsible for counseling law students from across the country on available externship opportunities with the federal government and DC-based non-profit organizations; and provided students with support and guidance throughout their time in Washington, DC. Ms. Lehtman has also served as an adjunct professor in the Trial Advocacy program at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Ms. Lehtman has extensive government experience working as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Lehtman served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, where she coordinated international extradition and mutual legal assistance matters involving Latin America. Ms. Lehtman has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia where she was responsible for prosecuting criminal actions in the District of Columbia on behalf of the United States. Ms. Lehtman also worked at a private law firm in South Florida specializing in civil litigation and international arbitration.

Born in Miami, Ms. Lehtman is a native Spanish speaker whose family is from Santiago, Chile. She is a graduate, cum laude, of American University’s Washington College of Law and of the University of Miami, where she graduated, cum laude, with a degree in Political Science and International Studies.

Campus Staff and Program Information
Berkeley Law
Sue Schechter
Field Placement Program Director

(510) 643-7387


UC Hastings College of the Law

Nira Geevargis
Director, Externship and Associate Clinical Professor 
(415) 565-4620

UC Davis School of Law

Dena Bauman
Director, Externship Programs
(530) 752-3142


UC Irvine School of Law

Anna Davis 
Director of Externships

UCLA School of Law

Anne Sidwell
Director of Extern & Field Placement Programs
(310) 206-4945