Yates has joined the law school this fall as a Distinguished Lecturer from Government as part of a program that brings former government officials to campus. (That appointment might explain why Yates was spotted at Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Wednesday talk at the Washington law school, along with Georgetown first-year student Tiffany Trump.)

As a distinguished lecturer, she will participate in a variety of law school programming, including serving as a resource for students, taking part in faculty workshops, and guest lecturing.

“I am honored to be joining Georgetown Law for the fall semester,” Yates said in a Thursday announcement of her appointment. “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.”