Professor Pam Karlan to serve as Special Counsel to Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

LAS-ELC Update
Professor Pam Karlan to serve as Special Counsel to Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center is very pleased to announce that Professor Pam Karlan, one of the nation’s preeminent constitutional law experts, will serve as Special Counsel to the organization.

Ms. Karlan, an award-winning professor at Stanford Law School, is the current Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law. She also founded and is the co-director of the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

“We are privileged that we will have the honor of working with Professor Karlan on the important issues facing our clients and their communities,” said LAS–ELC President Joan Graff. “I know that Professor Karlan will make significant contributions to the cases we litigate and we are very fortunate to have the gift of her wisdom and expertise.”

Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1998, Ms. Karlan served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She has represented civil rights and civil liberties groups, associations of minority elected officials, reproductive rights groups and others in the US Supreme Court and other courts around the country as well as in the legislative process. In addition to constitutional law, her expertise includes voting rights, civil procedure, constitutional litigation, and employment discrimination.

“As her former student and her mentee, I am thrilled that Professor Karlan has decided to become special counsel to our organization,” said LAS–ELC Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Terman. “She is an extraordinary teacher, a brilliant scholar, and an experienced and successful Supreme Court litigator. Our clients and staff will benefit immensely from her wisdom, expertise, and longstanding commitment to civil rights.”