Fighting for Women's Equality

Welcome to Our Summer Law Clerks

June 28, 2016 | by

Central to ERA’s mission is the mentorship of the next generation of legal advocates. As a part of that goal, we welcome law clerks who assist with research and legal projects, and staff our free Advice & Counseling hotline. This summer we are excited to welcome three law clerks who share ERA’s passion for social justice. 

Elisabeth Friedman is a rising 3L at Arizona State University (ASU) Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Prior to law school, she earned her B.S. in Justice Studies from ASU. She then went on to teach high school English through Teach for America at Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona and earned her Master’s in Secondary Education at ASU. At ASU Law, Elisabeth is the managing editor of the Law Journal for Social Justice, is vice president of the Women Law Students’ Association, and participates in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition moot court team. Elisabeth previously interned at the Arizona District Court, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. She is at ERA this summer because she is passionate about ensuring equality in education for all young women and is eager to learn more about Title IX and gender equity in the workplace.

Nayoung Kim Profile PictureNayoung Kim is a third year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. She grew up in Seoul, South Korea and came to the U.S. to attend law school. Her prior experiences include working with organizations combating gender-based violence, providing immigration law services to survivors of labor and sex trafficking, and providing family law assistance to survivors of domestic violence. In addition to a J.D., she is pursuing a graduate certificate degree in Women’s Studies. She is also a research assistant for Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon, a distinguished scholar of feminist jurisprudence. Nayoung is ecstatic to be working with ERA this summer, because she deeply agrees with ERA’s mission of fighting for women’s equality in education and employment.  

anaAna Henderson-Arjona is a third year law student at UC Berkeley. Born in Spain and raised in San Jose, she studied social welfare and community organizing at UC Santa Cruz, graduating summa cum laude. Prior to law school, Ana provided direct services to immigrant and working-class communities. She has continued this work as a law student volunteer for the employment and housing clinics at Centro Legal de La Raza in Oakland, and as a summer law clerk with Restaurant Opportunities Center in Los Angeles. In addition to direct services, Ana is growing as a policy advocate as a member of the Police Accountability Project at the UC Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic. She is also an article editor and submissions editor for the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal. Ana is looking forward to exploring new forms of advocacy and excited to learn about impact litigation at ERA.

Please join us in welcoming Elisabeth, Nayoung, and Ana!

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