Cecillia Wang

Cecillia Wang is a Deputy Legal Director at the national ACLU and directs the Center for Democracy, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on immigrants’ rights, voting rights, national security, human rights, and speech, privacy and technology.  She is an expert on the intersection of immigration and criminal law, including state anti-immigrant laws and unlawful police practices relating to immigration enforcement.  She has taught immigration law as an adjunct lecturer at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley. Cecillia has 20 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer. She began her career as an ACLU fellow and then worked at the federal public defender’s office for the Southern District of New York and Keker & Van Nest.  While in private practice, Cecillia was appointed to the federal Criminal Justice Act indigent defense panel for the Northern District of California.  Cecillia is a 1995 graduate of the Yale Law School, where she was an Articles Editor for The Yale Law Journal.  She served as law clerk to retired Justice Harry Blackmun of the Supreme Court of the United States, working in the chambers of Justice Stephen Breyer, and to Judge William Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit.

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