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Equal Justice Works Fellow

Eliza McDuffie

Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland LLP and The Home Depot

Eliza McDuffie joined SCHR’s Impact Litigation Unit in 2021 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland LLP and The Home Depot. Her work focuses on ending the use of solitary confinement for young people in Georgia’s adult prisons.

Prior to joining SCHR, Eliza clerked for the Honorable Beverly B. Martin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and worked as a fellow in the MacArthur Justice Center’s Supreme Court & Appellate Program. At MacArthur, Eliza represented people on appeal who had been the target of malicious prosecution, suffered violence at the hands of police and correctional officers, and endured horrific conditions of confinement.

Eliza earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was a student attorney with the Prison Legal Assistance Project, a Student Writing Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a member of the winning team in the Ames Moot Court Competition. As a law student, Eliza interned at the Legal Aid Society, SCHR, and the ACLU of Georgia.

Before law school, Eliza taught high school math in the Arkansas Delta as a Teach For America corps member. Eliza received her B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.