James O. Freeman
Staff Attorney and Director, Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Project, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Harvard
B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Harvard. Jim Freeman is a Senior Attorney at Advancement Project,...Continue Reading
B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Harvard. Jim Freeman is a Senior Attorney at Advancement Project, an innovative civil rights law, policy, and communications “action tank” in Washington, DC. He is the Director of the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track project and works with grassroots organizations from across the country on a variety of educational justice matters. During his time at Advancement Project, Freeman has researched and co-authored a number of reports on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and has also worked on voter protection, housing, and immigrant justice matters. Freeman is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor on the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, he served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable James R. Browning on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California. Freeman in a recipient of the prestigious Skadden Fellowship and sits on the Board of Directors of the Resilience Advocacy Project in New York.