ALUMNI

Alumni Advisory Council

Purpose

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. 
Membership

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 for membership will open annually in May and close in July. Applicants will be notified of the selection decisions by mid-August. Terms begin on September 1.

AAC Guidance

Applications Closed

Applications to the Alumni Advisory Council are now closed and will open annually in May and close in July.

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Join our network of alumni on LinkedIn for opportunities in personal and professional development here.

Alumni Advisory Council

Executive Committee Members

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Annie Lee

Chair, 2014 Fellow
Director of Policy, Chinese for Affirmative Action

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Alicia Moon

Vice-Chair, 2014 Fellow
Deputy Legal Counsel, Executive Office of the Governor, State of Michigan

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Meghan Kempf

Secretary and Outreach Committee Chair, 2012 Fellow
Associate Director of Policy: IDD and Mental Health Services, Office of Chief Counsel, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Erik Provitt

Programming Chair, 2017 Fellow
Identity and Fraud Consultant, Equifax

Alumni Advisory Council Members

Heather Abraham

2016 Fellow
Director of the Civil Rights & Transparency Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law

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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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Sarah Belton

2010 Fellow
Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer in Law, Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School

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Esha Bhandari

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

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Oscar Fernandez

2016 and 2017 Fellow
Research Attorney and Practice Area Consultant, LexisNexis

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Samantha Kubek

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

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Jilisa Milton

2019 Fellow
State Policy Fellow, Alabama Arise

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Michael Pope

2010 Fellow
Executive Director, Youth Represent

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Claire Johnson Raba

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

Timothy Riveria

2007 Fellow
Associate Attorney, Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, Guice, Noah & Perkins, LLP

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Jeremy Rosen

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

Equal Justice Works is committed to keeping in touch with our alumni. Have you moved recently? Changed your e-mail address or phone number? Please update your contact information below so we can continue to keep in touch with you.

Connect With Our Alumni Network

After successfully completing your commitment as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, you become an alum of the organization. You’ll be joining a network of over 2,000 passionate public interest lawyers continuing to work as key contributors to our shared vision of achieving our nation’s promise of equal justice for all.

Lifelong Leadership

Once you become an alum of Equal Justice Works, you’ll bring an invaluable perspective to any career field.

Informed and inspired by their clients, more than 85% of alumni continue to work still in public service positions, continuing to change systems, advocate for reform, and drive innovation far beyond their Equal Justice Works commitments. Our alumni are executive directors, supervising attorneys, law school professors, and more. No matter what path you choose, you will have an ever-expanding network of colleagues to support and lead alongside you. Read our Alumni Engagement Program Overview here.

Opportunities for Alumni

As alumni, you are uniquely positioned to help current Fellows have the same opportunities and positive experiences that you did. You can participate in our Class Announcement Tweet Storm, volunteer to review Fellow applications, or join us as a speaker or presenter at one of our events.

You can also participate in a variety of career development opportunities sponsored by Equal Justice Works and further engage with your fellow alumni through various networking and social events that we host throughout the year.

Please visit our Alumni LinkedIn group to learn more about current alumni engagement opportunities.

Keep in Touch

Equal Justice Works is committed to keeping in touch with our alumni. Please update your contact information using this Alumni Update Form.

We always love to hear more about what our alumni are doing. Please forward professional and personal life updates to [email protected].

Meet Our Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council provides advice and counsel in support of Equal Justice Works’ alumni initiatives.

Stay Connected

Join the Equal Justice Works Alumni LinkedIn group to network, gain career advice, and explore professional development opportunities.

Become a Member

Update Your Contact Information

Have you moved recently? Changed your e-mail address or phone number? Please update your contact information so we can continue to keep in touch with you.

Submit an Update

Meet Our Alumni

Equal Justice Works alumni overwhelmingly say their experience as a Fellow had a tremendous impact on their careers. View the pathways of some of our alumni and read how their experience shaped their career trajectories.

Meet Our Alumni

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Lauren DesRosiers

Host: New York City Anti-Violence Project

Sponsor: Bloomberg LP, Proskauer Rose LLP

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Karla Perez

Host: Tahirih Justice Center

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Mary Armistead

Host: Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Eliana Green

Host: Root & Rebound Reentry Advocates

Sponsor: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Gregory Kimble

Host: Pro Bono Partnership

Sponsor: Hogan Lovells

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Omari Al-Qadaffi

Host: Legal Aid Justice Center

Sponsor: Housing Justice Program

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