Caroline Fredrickson

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Caroline Fredrickson (@crfredrickson) is a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law and a Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. She served as the President of the American Constitution Society from 2009-2019.

Before joining ACS, Fredrickson served as the Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and as General Counsel and Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, she served as the Chief of Staff to Senator Maria Cantwell, of Washington, and Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, of South Dakota. During the Clinton Administration, she served as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.

Fredrickson is currently an elected member of the American Law Institute.  Fredrickson received her J.D. from Columbia Law School with honors and her B.A. from Yale University in Russian and East European Studies summa cum laude, phi beta kappa. She clerked for the Hon. James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Fredrickson is a frequent guest on television and radio and regularly contributes to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other news outlets.  She is also the author of “Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over,” “The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections,” and most recently, The AOC Way.

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