Nicole Lehtman is Director of the U.C.D.C. Law Program, a consortium established in 2009 to give law students from UCLA, Berkeley, Davis and Irvine a full-time, full-semester externship experience in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the U.C.D.C. Law Program, Lehtman served as the first program manager and adjunct professor for Arizona State University's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Washington D.C. Legal Externship Program. In that position, she was responsible for counseling law students from across the country on available externship opportunities with the federal government and D.C.-based non-profit organizations. She also provided students with support and guidance throughout their time in Washington, D.C. Lehtman has also served as an adjunct professor in the Trial Advocacy Program at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Lehtman has extensive government experience working as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently, she served as a trial attorney in the Justice Department's Criminal Division and previously she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Lehtman is a graduate, cum laude, of American University’s Washington College of Law, and the University of Miami where she graduated with honors with a degree in political science and international studies.