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Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general who was fired after refusing to defend President Trump’s travel ban, will join Georgetown University’s law school this fall.

Yates will serve as the law school’s “Distinguished Lecturer from Government,” the university announced Thursday.

“Sally Yates is an extraordinary public servant who has had a career of the greatest consequence,” William Treanor, the dean of Georgetown Law, said in a statement. “It is a privilege to have her join our faculty this fall.” 

{mosads}Yates will take part in faculty workshops and guest lectures, as well as working with students, the school said. 

“I am honored to be joining Georgetown Law for the fall semester,” Yates said in a statement.

“Georgetown has a long and distinguished history of rigorous and thoughtful academic dialogue and a commitment to social justice.  I look forward to being a part of this dynamic environment and interacting with their outstanding students and faculty.”

The White House fired Yates in January after she declined to have the Justice Department defend Trump’s initial travel ban, which called for a ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States for 90 days.

Yates has also played a role in the ongoing investigations into potential ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. Yates was called to testify in front of Congress earlier this year after she warned the administration that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by the Russians.

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