A Law Center student was reported dead by the Metropolitan Police Department early Nov. 22, according to a broadcast e-mail sent to the Georgetown Law Center community Monday.

Kate Goodman, a second-year student at the Law Center, died by suicide, according to the D.C. Chief Medical Examiner’s office. She was 24.

The MPD detective handling Goodman’s case, Jed Worrell, declined comment Wednesday.

Carol O’Neil, associate dean for academic administration at the Law Center, wrote in the e-mail that Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services are available for students seeking support. Law Center chaplains are also available to provide assistance, O’Neil wrote.

Goodman grew up in Bucks County, Pa., and was a 2003 graduate of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt. In an obituary in the Philadelphia Intelligencer Saturday, Goodman was described as a person who “was very passionate about social justice.”

At the Law Center, Goodman was a staff member of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and an active participant in the Innocence Project, a national non-profit legal clinic defending death row inmates

Goodman’s family could not be reached for comment.

CAPS employees directed inquiries to CAPS Director Phil Meilman, who could not be reached for comment.

Students can speak with a counselor on duty from Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 202.444.7243, or make an appointment with a counselor at either the Law Center or main campus during business hours at 202.687.6985. Law Center chaplains can be reached for grief counseling at 202.662.9295.

A memorial service for Goodman was held Sunday in Pennsylvania, and another service is planned for 3 p.m. today in the Gewirz Student Center at the Law Center. The Law Center is planning an additional service for Goodman in January, the e-mail said.

– HOYA Staff Writer Stephen Santulli contributed to this report

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