Cynthia Goode Works, JD, LL.M American University Washington College of Law Professor Goode Works is an accomplished trial attorney who was named a 2020 “Top Lawyer” by Washingtonian Magazine and maintained a private law practice located in D.C. and the Maryland suburbs handling complex and high-profile matters, She also works at her alma mater American University Washington College of Law as the Director of the Stephen S. Weinstein Advocacy Program—upon graduation from AU WCL, Professor Goode Works completed a judicial clerkship in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Following her clerkship, she worked as a criminal defense attorney at the renowned D.C. Public Defender Service. Professor Goode Works then left criminal litigation and worked as a corporate and civil litigator and later as the Director of Training and Education for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, where she was responsible for the program development and curriculum design of continuing legal education programs for civil legal aid attorneys and public defenders across the country. Professor Goode Works has a solid background in the academic arena, having held faculty appointments at George Mason University School of Law, Howard University School of Law, and AUWCL. At AUWCL, Goode Works has coached trial advocacy team students and taught evidence to 2L and 3Ls. In addition to law practice, Professor Goode Works has served as a faculty member and program director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in their public and in-house training programs for almost 20 years, teaching in over 100 advocacy programs. She has also taught for Lawyers Without Borders and the National Center for State Courts in the Caribbean and Africa.