Elizabeth Fischer

  • Hosted by Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
  • Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Law school Harvard Law School
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Criminal Justice Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Elizabeth worked with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem to develop a Youth Law Team; focusing on the representation of children that are accused of crimes and prosecuted as juveniles in Family Court and as adults in Criminal and Supreme Courts. In addition to direct representation,  Elizabeth studied the differing treatment of children and young adults in juvenile and adult forums and used those experiences to produce proposals for reform of New York’s juvenile justice system.

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