Elizabeth (Liz) Hague is a Senior Portfolio Manager on the Fellowships team at Equal Justice Works, where she oversees and stewards Fellows and Fellowship sponsors on the West Coast.
Liz joins the organization from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Washington, D.C. office, where she was a dispute resolution associate and maintained a robust pro bono practice focused on women’s rights issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and employment discrimination. Her team was awarded DV LEAP’s Pro Bono Team of the Year Award in 2017 for an amicus brief they filed on DV LEAP’s behalf. Liz is the immediate past Board Chair of CASS, a nonprofit that cultivates the greater DC community’s capacity to respond directly to patriarchal and state violence through transformative justice and abolitionist frameworks.
Liz received her B.A. in Islamic Studies and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an active member of the Women’s Law Association and Law Students for Reproductive Justice and graduated with pro bono distinction. She also participated in the Family Court and International Human Rights Clinics. Prior to law school, Liz was a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco, where she studied women’s legal literacy and legal empowerment.