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Lydia X. Z. Brown is a policy counsel for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology and director of policy, advocacy and external affairs at the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network. They are a disability justice advocate, writer, attorney and strategist.
Dylan Hedden-Nicely is an associate professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law and director of the University of Idaho Native American Law Program. He’s an expert on Native American natural resources law and water rights in the western United States.
Veena Dubal is a law professor at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and an expert on the intersection of employment and labor law, technology and work in the precarious gig economy.
Priti Krishtel is a health justice lawyer and the co-founder of I-MAK, a nonprofit that focuses on improving global access to vaccines and medicines by challenging drug patent monopolies. Krishtel has spent nearly two decades exposing structural inequities affecting access to medicines and vaccines across the Global South and in the United States.
Yasser Payne is an associate professor of sociology and Black American studies at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on criminal justice. Payne’s ethnographic research has looked at community violence and criminal justice in Delaware and street life in the Harlem borough of New York City.
Anup Malani is an economist who holds professorships at the University of Chicago’s law school and medical school. He also holds research positions at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Carla Fredericks is an associate clinical professor and the director of the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School. She is also director of the indigenous advocacy organization First Peoples Worldwide. She’s an expert on Native American law, rights and tribal sovereignty.
Leslie Overton is a partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where she focuses on antitrust law. She served as deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division from 2012 to 2014. There, Overton supervised over half of the department’s merger challenges, including litigation complaints, settlements, and transactions restructured or abandoned.
Daniel Abebe is the vice provost and a professor of law at the University of Chicago School of Law. He is an expert on constitutional law, foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and the way political and social institutions interact.
Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School. She is an expert on juvenile justice, adolescence and policing, and race. Henning was previously the lead attorney for the Juvenile Unit of the D.C.
Jamal Green is the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, law of the political process, First Amendment, and federal courts. Prior to his current role, Greene served as a law clerk to the Hon. Guido Calabresi on the U.S.
Linda Greene is dean and MSU Foundation Professor of Law at the Michigan State University College of Law, where her teaching and academic scholarship focus on constitutional law, civil procedure, legislation, civil rights and sports law.
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law. He is an expert on digital privacy issues, and his research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.
Neena K. Chaudhry is general counsel and senior advisor for education at the National Women’s Law Center. Her focus is on girls who experience sexual harassment and violence, are denied athletic opportunities, face unfair discipline, or are discriminated against because they are pregnant.
Nicholas Johnson is a professor at the Fordham University School of Law. His research is primarily focused on firearms law and the Second Amendment. He is the author of Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms and Firearms Law & the Second Amendment; Regulation, Rights, and Policy.
Asha Rangappa is director of admissions and a senior lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to her current position, Asha served as a special agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. She is a legal and national security analyst for CNN.
Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is also the co-founder and senior advisor to the nonprofit Institute for Climate and Peace.
Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and New York University’s College of Arts and Science. Her areas of expertise include voting, immigration, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality.
Matthew L.M. Fletcher is a professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the primary editor and author of Turtle Talk, a law blog on American Indian law and policy.
Jimmy Gurulé is a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where he is also faculty director of the Exoneration Justice Clinic. He is an expert in the field of criminal law, international criminal law, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering and national security law.
Roula Allouch is an attorney with the law firm Graydon, practicing in commercial litigation, employment law and civil rights. Allouch is the chair of the National Board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At CAIR, she monitors and analyzes policies and statements that foster discriminatory behavior toward American Muslims.
Enrique Armijo is a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, N.C. He is also an affiliate fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project.
Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank that seeks to reduce inequality and promote security at home and abroad. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.
Lanhee J. Chen is the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at Stanford University and the David and Diane Steffy Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research interests include health care policy, the design of public institutions and advanced policy analysis.
Mehrsa Baradaran is a law professor at the University of California’s Irvine School of Law. She is the author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and The Racial Wealth Gap (2017) and How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation and the Threat to Democracy (2019). Her research focuses on race, inequality and financial institutions.
Shirley Leyro is a criminologist and an assistant professor of social sciences, human services and criminal justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Her research focuses on criminal law and immigration.
Shirin Sinnar is a professor of law at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights litigation, and the role of institutions in protecting individual rights and democratic values in the national security context.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law. Her research focuses on campaign finance reform and judicial selection. She is the author of two books, Corporate Citizen: An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State (2016) and Political Brands (2019).
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is an associate professor in the department of sociology at Brown University and an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the department of criminal justice at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Ayesha Bell Hardaway is an assistant professor of law, director of the Social Justice Law Center, co-director of the Social Justice Institute and director of the Criminal Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Ian Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law and director of the Racial Politics Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dana Thompson Dorsey is the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Endowed Chair in Education Innovation at the University of South Florida. Her research examines education laws, policies and practices, and how they shape educational equity, access and opportunities for minoritized and underserved populations.
Jenny S. Martinez is the dean and the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law of Stanford Law School. She is an expert on international courts and tribunals, international human rights, national security, constitutional law, and the laws of war.
María Pabón López is a professor of law at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she also served as dean from 2011 to 2015. She is an expert in immigrants’ rights (including the education of immigrant children), immigration law, and diversity/multicultural matters in the legal profession.
Phillip Atiba Goff is a professor of African American studies and psychology at Yale University and an expert in the science of racial bias, exposing through scientific inquiry how people learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity.
Roger Anthony Fairfax Jr. is a professor of law and founding director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University. Fairfax has written and lectured extensively on topics related to criminal law and policy including criminal justice reform, the grand jury and the ethics of criminal litigation.
Neal K. Katyal is the the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown Law Center and a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells. He is the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, and has argued 44 cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sarah Deer is a University Distinguished Professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas. She was a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Deer’s research focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights, using indigenous feminist principles as a framework.
Faiza Patel is the co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies respect human rights and freedoms. Her portfolio includes projects on social media surveillance by police, schools and governments, policing and technology, and secret law.
Inimai Chettiar is federal director for the Justice Action Network, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. She launched Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, an effort to organize police and prosecutors to join the justice reform movement.
Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching in the areas of criminal law and race and the law. He served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption. He is also a legal analyst on MSNBC.
Nita Farahany is the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University, the founding director of Duke Science & Society and principal investigator of SLAP Lab. Farahany is an expert on the intersection of science and ethics.
Michael Kang is the William G. and Virginia K. Karnes Research Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, judicial elections and corporate governance.
Patricia Williams is a professor at Northeastern University’s law school and in the department of philosophy and religion. She is an expert in critical race theory, bioethics, health law, gender, genetics, algorithms and other topics.
Margaret Russell is an associate professor of constitutional law at California’s Santa Clara University. She specializes in constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties, as well as freedom of speech, racial equality, sexual orientation equality, and the Supreme Court.
Dorothy A. Brown is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She is a nationally recognized scholar in tax policy, race and class and has published extensively on the racial implications of federal tax policy. Her new book, The Whiteness of Wealth (2021), covers racism in the U.S. tax code.
Sherrilyn Ifill is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Previously, she was a professor of law at the University of Maryland and assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she litigated voting rights cases. Among her cases is Houston Lawyers’ Association vs.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal is the executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights and a civil rights attorney specializing in immigration law and legal issues affecting the LGBT community and those living with HIV.
Cecillia Wang is a deputy legal director at the ACLU and the director of the Center for Democracy, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on immigrants’ rights, voting rights, national security, human rights, and speech, privacy and technology.
Kevin R. Johnson is dean and the Mabie-Apallas professor of public interest law and Chicana/o studies at the University of California, Davis. He was appointed dean in 2008 and has been a tenured professor of law since 1992. Johnson served on the immigration policy group of President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Jeremi Duru is a professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law. He has represented sports professionals from the NFL, the NBA and MLB in issues relating to employment. Duru has contributed sports commentary to several news organizations, including NBC, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.
Alberto R. “Al” Cardenas is a senior partner at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He was the chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU) and a senior partner in the advocacy and lobbying firms Cardenas Partners and The Advocacy Group.
Cristina Rodriguez is Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she focuses on constitutional law, administrative law and immigration law. She is the first tenured Latina/o faculty member. She earned both her B.A. and J.D. at Yale, and was previously a professor at New York University School of Law.
Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. After receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer in the U.S. Court of Appeals, then returned to Yale as a faculty member in 1985.