Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program Staff
Jill C. Morrison is the Executive Director of the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP), and Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Program. She also teaches the LAWA seminar, where each of the LL.M. candidates develops a thesis focusing on a particular woman’s human rights issue. Jill recently began working with J.D. students, supervising the writing requirement and teaching a seminar on Reproductive Justice.
Jill returned to WLPPFP in 2012, after thirteen years at the National Women’s Law Center, where she was a 1998-1999 Fellow. At the Center, Jill developed legal theories to protect and advance access to comprehensive reproductive health services, and to protect the rights of vulnerable pregnant and parenting women.
Prior to joining the Center, Jill served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr., Eastern District of New York. She also spent a year at the Women's Law Project as a Philadelphia Bar Foundation Fellow, and in private practice with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll. At Yale Law School, Jill was an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and President of the Black Law Students’ Association. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Rutgers University.
Jill currently serves on the National Board of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. She is also on the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association’s International Law Community, and pursuing an LL.M. in Global Health Law.
Program and Teaching Assistant
WLPPFP Program and Teaching Assistant Tianlu Zhang is originally from Shanghai, China. Tianlu earned her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2017 and is currently enrolled in the LL.M. program. Tianlu has interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children during law school, where she had opportunities not only to learn about, but also to personally engage in real-world international human rights issues. After graduation, Tianlu plans to join the private sector as a securities attorney. Meanwhile, as a woman and feminist, she believes that her faith in promoting women’s development and welfare via legal tools will persist.