Elizabeth Cruikshank is Senior Counsel at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.  Immediately before joining the Institute, she was a Managing Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she was one of the lawyers on Taylor v. Riojas, a challenge to inhumane prison conditions that marked the first time in 16 years that the Supreme Court denied qualified immunity to a government officer, and authored amicus briefs in cases in California and North Carolina challenging the prosecutorial practice of barring jurors based on their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.  Elizabeth previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Jesse M. Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  She started her legal career as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Elizabeth received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she won the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize for highest honors and was an Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review.  She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Elizabeth is on the board of Rights Behind Bars, a nonprofit that represents incarcerated people in civil rights lawsuits challenging their cruel and inhumane conditions of confinement.