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Angel Harris

2019 Fellow

New Orleans, LA, United States

Angel S. Harris is currently senior legal counsel with The Justice Collaborative. Angel previously served as Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., where her advocacy focused on capital defense, juvenile life without the possibility of parole, felon disenfranchisement and policing reform. Prior to joining LDF, Angel served as a Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project where she represented death-sentenced prisoners nationwide. Between 2009-13, Angel was a public defender in Louisiana. A nationally recognized expert on criminal justice and civil rights issues, Angel’s writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Huffington Post and she has provided commentary on “Democracy Now!,” “1A” and “The Roland Martin Show.” Angel graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009. In the spring of 2008, Angel studied at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she volunteered with the University’s Refugee Clinic. Angel graduated summa cum laude from Hampton University with a B.A. in English. She is a member of the DC Bar and Louisiana State Bar.