Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic

Madeline Meth

Third Year Fellow

Madeline Meth graduated from Georgetown Law in 2017 where she participated in the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic’s inaugural semester.  Her focus is public-interest litigation, particularly anti-poverty work.  Before returning to ACIC as a fellow, she worked at AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly, providing legal services to low-income seniors living in the District of Columbia; she also clerked for the Honorable George J. Hazel on the U.S. District Court in Maryland and for the Honorable Jane B. Stranch on the Sixth Circuit.  She reads a lot of fiction (find her on Goodreads!), enjoys city walks, crossword puzzles, and returning to New England to spend time with family.


Esthena Barlow

First Year Fellow

Esthena Barlow is originally from Middlebury, Vermont. She studied mathematics in college and worked as a data scientist for four years before attending Stanford Law School. Her favorite thing about Stanford was participating in a public interest clinic, and that experience motivated her to come to Georgetown as a fellow with ACIC. After graduating from Stanford in 2020, Esthena clerked for the Honorable David J. Barron of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She loves running and cross-country skiing, especially if she can bring her dog Moose along. If she has to be inside, she’d like to be trying out a new recipe or attending trivia night, preferably with geography questions.


Appellate Litigation Clinic

Tiffany Yang

Second Year Fellow

Fellow Tiffany Yang

Tiffany Yang’s teaching interests include civil procedure, race and the law, civil rights, torts, and federal courts. Her research examines how procedural rules and judicial doctrines shape the substance of legal protections by impeding the civil claims of marginalized communities. Her work, which situates the law within broader histories of anti-racist organizing, often interrogates these inquiries through the lens of prisoners’ rights litigation. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Boston College Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, and Washington Law Review.

Tiffany is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where she received prizes for outstanding performance in federal litigation, legal research and writing, clinical practice, clinical coursework, immigration law, and property. She joins the Appellate Litigation Clinic as a teaching fellow following two federal judicial clerkships, a Skadden fellowship, and experiences litigating civil rights impact litigation and appeals.


Sam Mancina 

First Year Fellow

Salvatore (Sam) Mancina is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Appellate Litigation Clinic. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2018, where he participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic and served as an Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review. Prior to joining Georgetown Law as a fellow, he clerked for the Honorable Robin S. Rosenbaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also worked as an associate attorney for a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)

Jocelyn B. Cazares

Second Year Fellow

Before joining the CALS team at Georgetown, Jocelyn was a Senior Attorney at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR). At CAIR, Jocelyn mentored, taught, and supported a wide range of legal advocates and pro se litigants in various immigration matters, including asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention against Torture, Cancellation of Removal, adjustment of status, U and T visas, bond, motions to reopen, and appeals. As part of the Legal Orientation Program, Jocelyn managed stakeholder relationships at Caroline County Detention Facility, Howard County Detention Center, and Worcester County Detention Center to ensure access to meaningful legal services to detained individuals, including providing key information and assistance to pro se individuals through group and individual orientations to help them navigate the immigration court system. Jocelyn also led the Caroline County Anonymous Grant which provided legal representation to individuals detained at the Caroline County Detention Facility. As part of the grant Jocelyn represented numerous individuals in a wide array of defensive applications for relief in their removal proceedings and release from detention facility, including one of the first successful challenges to the application of the Third Country Transit Ban for an individual who was subject to the ban due to the contested metering practice at the US-Mexico Border.

Prior to her work at CAIR, Jocelyn represented a wide array of individuals in both affirmative and defensive applications, including individuals impacted by the family separation policy, individuals deemed “mentally incompetent” by the immigration court in removal proceedings as part of the National Qualified Representation Program, and unaccompanied children through her work with Esperanza Immigrants’ Right Project and Public Counsel. She also spent extensive time working at various indigent defense offices, including the Los Angeles County Public Defender Office, Harlem Neighborhood Defender Service, and Bronx Defenders. Jocelyn received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a 2016 and 2017 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and awarded the Lowenstein Fellowship due to her extraordinary commitment to social justice and human rights. She received her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Jocelyn is a native Spanish speaker.


Iman Saad

First Year Fellow

Before joining the CALS team, Iman was the Practitioner in Residence for the Immigrants’ Rights and International Human Rights Clinic at the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Iman led a newly launched detention project as part of a state-funded Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, which provides pro bono legal services to New Jersey immigrants facing deportation. As part of this program, Iman represented numerous individuals in their removal proceedings in a variety of immigration matters, including asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, cancellation of removal applications, bond motions, motions to reopen, motions to terminate, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Iman also mentored, trained and supervised law students, pro bono volunteers, fellows, and staff attorneys in removal defense.

Prior to joining the Center for Social Justice, Iman was selected for the Department of Justice Honors Program to serve as a Judicial Law Clerk and later, an Attorney Advisor with the Newark Immigration Court. Iman received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, where she graduated cum laude and was a Center for Social Justice Scholar. During law school, Iman served as a legal intern with American Friends Service Committee in Newark, New Jersey, assisting attorneys in representing immigrants before the Newark and Elizabeth Immigration Courts, and as an Executive Office intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Beirut, Lebanon. Iman received her B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the College of New Jersey. Iman speaks Arabic.

Civil Litigation Clinic

John Giammatteo

Second Year Fellow

John joins the Civil Litigation Clinic from Lutheran Social Services of New York’s Immigration Legal Program. At LSSNY-ILP, John represented noncitizens in removal proceedings and in federal court, and he launched the Second Circuit Asylum Monitoring Project to track pending asylum appeals at the Circuit. Prior to working at LSSNY-ILP, he clerked for the Honorable Victor A. Bolden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

John is a 2017 graduate of Yale Law School, where he participated in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the International Refugee Assistance Project. He received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2011, and master’s degrees from City University and SOAS in London, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Civil Rights Clinic

Marissa Hatton

Third Year Fellow

Marissa Hatton is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Rights Clinic.  Before joining the Clinic, Marissa was a staff attorney at Equal Justice Under Law, where she litigated class action impact cases challenging poverty discrimination, government abuse of civil punishment (including child support enforcement practices and discriminatory housing codes), exploitative private probation companies, and other criminal system reform issues across the country. Marissa’s litigation helped to end the Driver Responsibility Program in Texas, which overwhelmingly targeted impoverished communities, and her work helped to end Pennsylvania’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses as a collateral consequence of drug convictions, which targeted communities of color through stop-and-frisk policies — resulting in over one million individuals becoming eligible to reinstate their driver’s licenses.  Marissa’s team won one of the largest federal class action cases challenging money bail in the United States, which enjoined San Francisco’s bail practices and declared the County’s money bail system unconstitutional.

Marissa received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Georgetown Law, where she founded and served as co-president of the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) and was awarded the Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Service to the law school community.  She is barred in the District of Columbia and the Chickasaw Nation.


Lucia Goin

Second Year Fellow

Lucia Goin is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Rights Clinic. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Lucia clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Paez for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was a fellow at a plaintiffs’ class-action firm.

Lucia received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and Columbia University, respectively. She received her J.D., with Honors, from The University of Chicago Law School. She is barred in California and the District of Columbia.


Genevieve Mesch

First Year Fellow

Genevieve Mesch is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Rights Clinic. Before joining the Clinic, Genevieve was an associate at Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC, where she focused on plaintiffs’ side litigation related to deceptive financial practices, affordable housing, and healthcare access. Subsequently, Genevieve clerked for the Honorable Fern Flanagan Saddler and the Honorable Darlene M. Soltys at the District of Columbia Superior Court. In her free time, Genevieve enjoys hiking in Shenandoah National Park and reading fiction.

Genevieve received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her J.D. with honors from Georgetown Law. While a student at Georgetown, she participated in the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic where she litigated federal appeals challenging discriminatory employment practices under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Communications and Technology Law Clinic

Daniel Jellins

Second Year Fellow

Daniel Jellins is a teaching fellow at the Communications and Technology Law Clinic (Institute for Public Representation). Daniel received both his J.D. and his B.A. in Law, Letters and Society from The University of Chicago.

At UChicago law, Daniel was the President of the Chicago Law Foundation and Treasurer for the Black Law Students Association. Daniel interned for Judge Alfred H. Bennett of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas and at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He was also a Judicial extern for Judge Patricia Mendoza of the Juvenile Justice Division in the Circuit Court of Cook County and a research assistant for Professor Lior Strahilevitz, the Sidley Austin Professor of Law, at the University of Chicago.

Prior to law school, Daniel interned at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Institute of World Politics in their Cyber Intelligence Initiative.


Lauren Harriman

First Year Fellow

Lauren Harriman (she/her; “L” for short) is a digital native, with fond memories of using floppy disks to install AOL onto her family’s computer in the early 1990s. As a clinical teaching fellow at the Communications and Technology Law Clinic, L supervises student attorneys working on issues that advance technology justice.

L earned her B.S. from Santa Clara University in Engineering Physics with a focus in Electronics. After briefly working in patent litigation, L set off to advocate for sensible technology laws—earning her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law with a certificate in Intellectual Property & Technology Law. She externed for the Technology & Civil Liberties Program at the ACLU of Northern California and volunteered for Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. She even launched a blog, “Tech Talk Translated.”

As an attorney in California, L represented marginalized communities before the Immigration Court and California Criminal Courts. L also defended San Franciscans against Unlawful Detainers.

When not working, L can be found riding her Solowheel (electric unicycle) around DC; skiing; or hanging out with her cat, Bella.

Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic

Gail Engmann

Second Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Gail Engmann is the second year E. Barrett Prettyman fellow. She graduated with honors from Swarthmore College in 2014 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Black Studies. Prior to law school, Gail worked as a paralegal and then at the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund supporting low-income women in pro se civil rights cases. In 2019, she received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Dean’s Scholar. At Michigan Law, Gail was a student attorney in the Michigan Innocence Clinic, the Vice-President of the Trial Advocacy Society, a Senior Editor on the Michigan Law Review, and a member of Michigan’s public defense organization, MDefenders.

Gail spent her law school summers interning in the Criminal Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Criminal Defense Practice at The Bronx Defenders. After law school, Gail was a judicial law clerk for a former public defender, the late Honorable Arthur J. Tarnow on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


Frankie Hedgepeth

First Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Frankie grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a B.A. in Africana studies and political science from the University of Miami in 2019, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2022. During his time in law school, Frankie worked as a student attorney in the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic and served as the Political Action Chair of the Black Law Students Association. He spent his law school summers at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and the Bronx Defenders.

Criminal Justice Clinic

Luna Garzón-Montano

Second Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Luna was born and raised in New York City. She received her J.D. in 2021 from Fordham Law School, where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics and co-president of the student public defense organization. For her involvement in public service while at Fordham, Luna was awarded the Feingold Family Prize in Public Service. Luna spent her law school summers at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Department of Public Defense in Seattle, Washington. For four years prior to law school, Luna worked as a paralegal on capital direct appeals with Federal Defenders of New York, and as a client advocate with the Center for Appellate Litigation. Luna received her B.A. in American Studies from Vassar College in 2014.


Jordan Crunkleton

First Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Jordan Crunkleton is a fellow in the Criminal Justice Clinic. She received her J.D. from GW Law in 2022, focusing her studies and work experience on indigent criminal defense. At GW Law, Jordan served as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense and Justice Clinic, a screener for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and president of GW’s Street Law chapter, where she taught “Know Your Rights” workshops to kids in DC. During law school, Jordan worked as the lead researcher for stop-and-frisk issues at DC Justice Lab, a legal intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for DC in the appellate division, and a law clerk at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in the special litigation and trial divisions.

D.C. Street Law Program

Brenda Keels

Second Year Fellow



Domestic Violence Clinic

Lauren Birzon Harriman

Second Year Fellow

Lauren joined the Domestic Violence Clinic in July 2021. As a Clinical Teaching Fellow, Lauren represents survivors of abuse in Civil Protection Order cases, designs and teaches Clinic seminar classes, and supervises students in their representation of clients. Before joining the Clinic, Lauren was a senior attorney at DC’s Children’s Law Center (CLC), where she represented the best interests of children in complex custody cases and advocated for caregivers in child custody, neglect, guardianship, and adoption matters. She trained attorneys, judges, and community members on topics of family law and litigation. She also mentored pro bono attorneys and colleagues new to domestic relations and child welfare practice. In 2020, Lauren was selected as a participant in the DC Bar’s John Payton Leadership Academy. Before joining CLC, Lauren worked as an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and as a legal fellow at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, DC. Lauren is an alumna of the University of Maryland, College Park, and The George Washington University Law School.

Nicole Joseph

First Year Fellow

Nicole is a Graduate Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Domestic Violence Clinic. Nicole’s background is in doing poverty law and domestic violence work as a Domestic Violence Staff Attorney in legal aid. As part of her work Nicole also tackled the broader arena of family law cases, representing survivors of abuse in divorce, custody, and civil protection order cases. Prior to joining Georgetown’s DV Clinic, Nicole taught as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University. She also serves as an alumni mentor to law students from the University of Illinois College of Law. Nicole recently began consulting as an expert for battered women in homicide cases. Nicole speaks Spanish conversationally, and spent three months living in Salamanca, Spain. Nicole is an alumna of the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, Massachusetts, and D.C. In her free time, Nicole enjoys watching tennis, cooking, and traveling.


Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Jack Whiteley 

Second Year Fellow

Jack Whiteley is a teaching fellow and supervisory attorney at Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic.

Jack’s research focuses on the legal theory of property and evidence, and how they intersect with environmental questions. He is especially interested in the connections between judge-made law and public law.

At Georgetown, Jack supervises students working on environmental issues before a variety of courts and decision-makers, and he co-teaches a seminar on environmental law and justice.

Before joining Georgetown, Jack clerked for Judge Richard R. Clifton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Jack received a JD from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow, an executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, and a member of the Yale Environmental Protection Clinic. He previously received an MA (Hons) (undergraduate degree) from the University of St Andrews.

Lindsay Bailey

First Year Fellow

Lindsay Bailey is a teaching fellow and supervisory attorney at Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic. Lindsay supervises students working on environmental issues and co-teaches a seminar on environmental law and justice. Her research interests center around legal tools for holding corporations and governments accountable for human rights violations.

Lindsay was previously a Legal Fellow at EarthRights International and the Center for Justice and Accountability and a student litigator in the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic, where she litigated cases against corporations and governments, including claims for human rights abuses against the former Presidents of Bolivia and Sri Lanka, a class action against a banana company for funding Colombian paramilitaries, a tort case against the IFC for financing a toxic power plant, and TVPA cases arising out of Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Liberia, Haiti, and Argentina.

Lindsay holds a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she received the David Grossman Exemplary Clinic Team award and a Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. Prior to law school, Lindsay spent three years working in international development in Ghana.

Federal Legislation Clinic

Jessica Killin

Second Year Fellow

Jessica Killin has almost 20 years of experience working in and with Congress, and she has a passion for mentoring and teaching.  She recently served as Chief of Staff for several Members of the House of Representatives and worked earlier in her career for Senators Bill Nelson and Tom Carper.  Jessica also served for ten years as Assistant Vice President of Federal Government Relations in USAA’s Washington, D.C. office, during which she was responsible for interfacing and engaging with government officials in both chambers of Congress and the administration about legislative and political issues relating to consumer banking and tax policy matters.  Prior to that, Jessica was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham and Watkins, LLP where she represented large private equity funds and corporations in mergers, acquisitions, and related corporate transactional matters.  Jessica is a veteran who served in the United States Army from 1995 until 2000, where she was a Captain in the Military Police Corps.  Jessica is an avid athlete and completed the Ironman Arizona Triathlon in 2016.  She enjoys traveling and cooking and took a year away from public policy in 2018 to obtain her Sommelier Certification (WSET and Court of Master Sommeliers).


Courtney French

Second Year Fellow






Harrison Institute for Public Law: Policy Clinic

Mansi Gaur

First Year Fellow

Mansi is a clinical fellow at the Harrison Institute for Public Law (Policy Clinic), Georgetown University Law Center. She completed her JD degree at Georgetown Law where she participated as a student in the Policy Clinic, focusing on international trade, climate, and labor policies. Prior to law school, Mansi worked as an analyst of climate-conscious industrial policy and was a U.S. Senate intern in Washington, DC. Mansi is from Dallas, Texas, and received her Master’s degree (with Honors in International Relations) from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Health Justice Alliance

Lillian Kang

Second Year Fellow

Lillian is a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney in the Health Justice Alliance (HJA) Law Clinic. Prior to joining HJA, Lillian worked as a staff attorney at the Homeless Action Center in Oakland and the Disability Advocacy Program of the Urban Justice Center in New York City. In those roles, she advocated for low-income and homeless individuals with their claims for Social Security disability and other public benefits. Lillian represented clients in administrative hearings, the Appeals Council, and district court, prioritizing barrier-free and trauma-informed advocacy. Lillian has also worked as a staff attorney for the Community Organization Representation Project at the Justice & Diversity Center in San Francisco. In that role, she advocated for local nonprofit organizations with pressing business law needs by placing cases with volunteer attorneys and organizing free legal clinics and workshops. As a law student, Lillian concentrated in Social Justice Lawyering, externed at the National Immigration Law Center as her placement for the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, and served as the Submissions Editor for the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal. Prior to law school, Lillian worked with children and adults with disabilities at various organizations and received a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist certificate through Jump Start, a fellowship program in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Lillian received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her B.A. in Sociology and Disability Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Human Rights Institute

Catherine B. Cooper

Dash-Muse Senior Teaching Fellow

Catherine Cooper is the Dash-Muse Senior Teaching Fellow & Supervising Attorney at the Human Rights Institute. She previously served as the Clinical Teaching Fellow for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law. Prior to this, she was Counsel at the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), where she managed two of PILPG’s human rights documentation programs and provided technical support to civil society organizations in East Africa and Myanmar.

Catherine worked as an international legal advisor at Justice Base in Myanmar on the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, including access to citizenship. She was also a fellow with the Africa Section of the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she supported domestic litigation and advocacy with U.N. and regional mechanisms to advance women’s rights. Catherine clerked for the Honorable Pamela A. Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable Peter J. Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic

Rebecca Chambers

Second Year Fellow

Becky Chambers is a clinical teaching fellow in the iPIP Clinic. She recently received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she focused on intellectual property and entertainment law issues. During her time in law school, she interned with federal agencies and trade associations doing policy work related to technology and intellectual property and participated in the iPIP Clinic. She also held leadership roles with the Women’s Legal Alliance and the Georgetown Entertainment, Sports, and Media Association (GEMALaw). Prior to law school, she received her BA with Honors, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University in English Literature. You can find her on Twitter as @beckchambers1

International Women’s Human Rights Clinic

Ashlynn Kendzior

First Year Fellow

Ashlynn Kendzior (she/hers) earned her J.D. with a concentration in Human Rights Law from the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, she conducted research to support the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights. Ashlynn’s experience in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School allowed her to represent asylum seekers and survivors of human trafficking in their successful visa applications.

After law school, Ashlynn served as the Robina Post-Graduate Fellow at Gender Justice where she worked on issues related to LGBTQ+ rights and gender equity with a focus on reproductive rights. She also held a Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowship at World Without Genocide where she conducted outreach and advocacy to ban child marriage in Minnesota. Before joining the Clinic, she clerked for Judge Thomas Fraser and Judge Lois Conroy in Hennepin County District Court.


Juvenile Justice Clinic

Marquise Findley-Smith

Second Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow






Kelsey Robinson

First Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Kelsey Robinson is the first year fellow in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She graduated with honors from Loyola University Maryland in 2017 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Forensic Studies. In 2020, Kelsey graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and in 2021, she graduated, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. For her involvement in public service during law school, Kelsey was awarded the William P. Cunningham Award. At Maryland Law, Kelsey was a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic, a Notes and Comments Editor on the Maryland Law Review, and co-president of the Criminal Law Association. Kelsey spent her law school summers at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, and Defender Impact Initiative. She also interned at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland and practiced as a social worker in the Youthful Defendant Unit and Juvenile Litigation divisions of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Maryland Law Review Online and Cardozo Law Review. Prior to joining Georgetown, Kelsey clerked for the Honorable Douglas R.M. Nazarian on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Alina Tulloch

Racial Justice and Youth Defense Fellow

Alina Tulloch received her J.D. from New York University School of Law (NYU) where she was active in the Black Allied Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Students Association, and the Review of Law and Social Change. She participated in clinics that allowed her to work alongside attorneys from the NAACP LDF and the ACLU. In 2020, Alina was named a Paul-Weiss fellow with NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law. She spent her summers at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights and the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Originally from South Florida, Alina served in various roles at Broward College prior to law school. She also worked at the University of Miami with a group of psychologists committed to delivering evidence-based, culturally-informed therapy to minority youth and their families. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Psychology and a minor in Hispanic Studies.

Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy

Nikola Nable-Juris

Second Year Fellow

Nikola Nable-Juris (she/her) is the Supervising Attorney/Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy Clinic (REEL Policy Clinic). She began her legislative lawyer career with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, leading advocacy campaigns across the country to ban life-without-parole sentences for children. Working alongside formerly incarcerated youth and their family members, her efforts led to bill passage in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, and Virginia, giving hundreds of people the opportunity to return home. She also worked as a staff attorney at First Shift Justice Project with a focus on D.C.’s paid family leave benefits program and completed a Georgetown’s Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship with the Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity.

Nikola earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland in Baltimore and clerked for federal magistrate judges in D.C. and Maryland. After graduating with her B.A. in Cognitive Science and Psychology from the University of Virginia, she worked with pregnant and parenting youth in Juneau, Alaska, and at domestic violence shelters in both Alaska and Virginia. She is the proud parent of two elementary school students at a bilingual D.C. public school and a toddler who can’t wait to join them. In her free time, she can be found wearing a bike helmet or running shoes, trying a new recipe, reading through a stack of overdue library books, or dreaming of a future trip.

Antonio Coronado

First Year Fellow

Antonio Coronado (he/they/él/elle) received their J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law with an interdisciplinary certificate in Poverty Law and Economic Justice. At Northeastern, they were an Associate Editor to the Northeastern University Law Review, a student attorney to the Poverty Law & Practice Clinic, and a member of the school’s Committee Against Institutional Racism.

As a genderqueer, Xicanx, and disabled educator, Antonio’s embodied knowledge of U.S. settler law is complemented by their experiences in the legal profession. During law school, Antonio was a legal researcher to the Initiative for Energy Justice. At IEJ, they supported advocates in realizing a just transition to clean energy through reparative policy proposals and a goal of community self-determination. More recently, Antonio worked as a research assistant to the ACLU of Massachusetts’ Legislative Department. There, they developed testimony in support of bills decriminalizing sex work, creating community-based alternatives to policing, and establishing safe consumption sites.

Antonio holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communication from the University of Arizona. Pedagogically, they are committed to practices of dreaming, disrupting, and radical reflection. Their work is published or forthcoming in the Northeastern University Law Review Forum, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and Cambridge University Press.

Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Clinic

Chaz Brooks

Second Year Fellow

Chaz Brooks is a Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, Chaz was an experienced legal professional in the private equity space. Most recently, Chaz served as a Director at EJF Capital LLC, an investment manager focused on regulatory change and financial markets. While at EJF, Chaz was responsible for legal matters at the firm. Prior to joining EJF, Chaz practiced law as an associate in the Investment Funds Group at the DC office of Latham & Watkins LLP where his practice focused on advising clients on various transactional matters. During his time at Latham & Watkins, Chaz advised fund sponsors on the launch of their private funds, portfolio company holding structures, credit facilities, restructurings and operational matters. Chaz earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.S. in Finance from the University of Tampa, and obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.