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Nov. 18, 2022

61: Advocacy Against Gender Discrimination in Clerkships and Making Sure Clerks have the Info They Need, Aliza Shatzman, Esq., Co-Founder & President , The Legal Accountability Project

61: Advocacy Against Gender Discrimination in Clerkships and Making Sure Clerks have the Info They Need, Aliza Shatzman, Esq., Co-Founder & President , The Legal Accountability Project

Overview

This is a special release for EdUp EdTech where I got to In this episode, I got to chat with an extraordinary human, Aliza Shatzman, Co-Founder and President of The Legal Accountability Project. Aliza shares her experiences with discrimination during her clerkship as a law student. She discusses the gaps in vetting clerkship opportunities for law students and how The Legal Accountability Project ensures that as many law clerks as possible have positive clerkship experiences. Through data collection, analysis, programming, and partnerships with law schools and other stakeholders, we intend to quantify the scope of harassment, discrimination, and diversity issues in the courts and use the results of our research to craft effective solutions. So grab those headphones and tune in to Episode 61 to learn more about Aliza Shatzman and The Legal Accountability Project. 

More About Aliza Shatzman

Aliza Shatzman is the President and Co-Founder of The Legal Accountability Project, a nonprofit that ensures that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences while extending support and resources to those who do not. Aliza earned her BA from Williams College and her JD from Washington University School of Law. At WashU Law, Aliza served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law and Policy. During law school, Aliza interned with four different components of the U.S. Department of Justice—the Office of Vaccine Litigation; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division. After law school, Aliza clerked in DC Superior Court during the 2019-2020 term, intending to launch her career as a homicide prosecutor.

In March 2022, Aliza submitted written testimony for a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about the lack of workplace protections in the federal judiciary, detailing her personal experience with gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by a former DC judge. Aliza now writes and regularly speaks about judicial accountability. She has been published in numerous forums, including the UCLA Journal of Gender & Law, Yale Law & Policy Review, NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, Above the Law, Law360, Slate, Ms. Magazine, and Balls & Strikes.

Connect with Aliza Shatzman on LinkedIn and check out  The Legal Accountability Project’s webpage

 

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Aliza Shatzman

President & Co-Founder

Aliza Shatzman is the President and Co-Founder of The Legal Accountability Project, a nonprofit aimed at ensuring that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences, while extending support and resources to those who do not. Aliza earned her BA from Williams College and her JD from Washington University School of Law. At WashU Law, Aliza served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law and Policy. During law school, Aliza interned with four different components of the U.S. Department of Justice—the Office of Vaccine Litigation; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division. After law school, Aliza clerked in DC Superior Court during the 2019-2020 term, intending to launch her career as a homicide prosecutor.
In March 2022, Aliza submitted written testimony for a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about the lack of workplace protections in the federal judiciary, detailing her personal experience with gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by a former DC judge. Aliza now writes and speaks regularly about judicial accountability. She has been published in numerous forums, including the UCLA Journal of Gender & Law, Yale Law & Policy Review, NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, Above the Law, Law360, Slate, Ms. Magazine, and Balls & Strikes.