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The purpose of the Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) is to provide advice and counsel in support of Equal Justice Works’ alumni initiatives. 

The AAC will work in partnership with the director of alumni relations to: 

  • Build lifelong relationships between Equal Justice Works, its Fellowship alumni, and current Fellows through programming, communication, and volunteerism 
  • Advance and promote Equal Justice Works’ mission and programs 
  • Represent the interests and concerns of alumni, while also representing interests of Equal Justice Works to its alumni 

The AAC seeks to achieve the following objectives: 

  • Represent the mission, vision, and values of Equal Justice Works in our communities; 
  • Build, strengthen, and engage the Equal Justice Works alumni network; 
  • Advance Equal Justice Works’ mission and programs; 
  • Assist with recognizing the achievements of alumni; and, 
  • Enhance alumni-Fellow relations. 

AAC membership is contingent upon an application and approval by the AAC Selection Committee comprised of Equal Justice Works staff in consultation with Council officers. Council officer selection is contingent upon an application, interview, and approval by the AAC Selection Committee composed of Equal Justice Works staff in consultation with exiting Council officers.

The Alumni Advisory Council has a maximum of 15 members, not including the director of alumni relations. Members of the Alumni Advisory Council will be appointed to staggered three-year terms.

All appointed AAC members are required to attend (in-person or virtually) the kick-off meeting in late August/early September each year.

Application Timeline
  • Applications Open: May 8, 2024
  • Applications Close: May 22, 2024
  • Application Review Period: May 27-June 10, 2024
  • Interviews: July 15-19, 2024
  • Members Selected: Week of July 22, 2024
  • AAC Membership Term: September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2027
  • Kick-Off & Orientation Meeting: September 2024

Applications Now Open

The Alumni Advisory Council application is now open through May 22, 2024. Apply now!

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Alumni Advisory Council

Executive Committee Members

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Claire Johnson Raba

Chair, 2010 Fellow
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

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Sarah Belton

Vice-Chair, 2010 Fellow
Clinical Supervising Attorney & Lecturer in Law, Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School

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Dana Dohn

Secretary, 2016 Fellow
Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society (NYC)

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Oscar Fernandez

Programming Committee Chair, 2016 & 2017 Fellow
Research Attorney & Practice Area Consultant, LexisNexis

Heather Abraham

Outreach Committee Chair, 2016 Fellow
Director, Civil Rights & Transparency Clinic & Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law

Alumni Advisory Council Members

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Verjine Adanalian

2018 Fellow
Attorney & Director, Second Chance Project, Ohio Justice & Policy Center

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Esha Bhandari

2011 Fellow
Deputy Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy, & Technology Project

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Samantha Kubek

2016 Fellow
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor & Director, Hofstra Law School

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Runako Kumbula Allsopp

2002 Fellow
Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

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Jilisa Milton

2019 Fellow
State Policy Fellow, Alabama Arise

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Antoinette Naddour

2012 Fellow
Founder & Executive Director, Veterans Legal Institute

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Kyla Moore

2016 Fellow
Pro Bono Manager, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Michael Pope

2010 Fellow
Executive Director, Youth Represent

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Jeremy Rosen

2000 Fellow
Director of Economic Justice, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

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Robin Runge

1997 Fellow
Distinguished Professor of Law, The George Washington University School of Law