J.D. King is the Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. In addition to designing and supervising the Criminal Justice Clinic, J.D. teaches in the areas of Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility, and writes about criminal defense and prosecution ethics and the right to counsel. He has a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Brown University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to teaching, J.D. was a Supervising Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, and a law clerk to United States District Judge Richard H. Kyle.
Admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Wyoming; law clerk to Judge Richard H. Kyle, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1997-99; supervising attorney and Prettyman Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic, Washington, DC, 1999-2001; staff attorney, Trial Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; supervising attorney, 2005-06; Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wyoming, 2007-08; Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2008-10; Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2010-11; Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2011-.