Alyssa W

Lawyer - 1 Years of Experience - Near 94114



Education Level:

Law Degree

Will Relocate:



After graduating from Stanford Law School, I had the opportunity to work for the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco where I contributed to policy development and implementation and learned about the impact this process has on the American justice system. I currently research and write criminal defense documents and memorandums for both white-collar crime and criminal cases. I am passionate about learning, solving problems, becoming an effective leader, and helping others. While at Stanford Law School, I worked at the Federal Public Defender's Office in San Francisco, and successfully represented individuals in traffic court reducing their fines. As a member of the Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Clinic, I represented four clients in misdemeanor cases. My knowledge of law and media were put to use when I served as entrepreneurship mentor in Project ReMADE where I was charged with assisting formerly-incarcerated entrepreneurs in the development of a business and legal plan for their venture. I am the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship for my research work on new criminal justice bills conducted for the Vera Institute of Justice, and for the editorial pieces I wrote for the organization's blog. Prior to law school, I graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. I served as the student judicial counsel chair in proceedings for the University of South Carolina. I also worked in the General Counsel's office at Southwest Airlines on employment law-related matters and volunteered for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. In my free time, I dance ballet, choreograph, attend musicals, and read many fictional books.