Tung Yin

Tung Yin is a professor of law at Lewis & Clark College. He’s an expert on national security and terrorism law and can provide context on the power of federal law enforcement in American cities.

Yin’s academic research has covered topics including indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, drone strikes and race, religion and the perception of terrorism. His scholarship has been cited in judicial opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Florida and Georgia Supreme Courts, and other lower state and federal trial courts.

Before joining Lewis & Clark College in 2009, Yin taught for seven years at the University of Iowa. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a lawyer specializing in employment law and white collar corporate criminal defense at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles.

Outside of the law, Yin writes about running for the Run Oregon blog.

Location: Portland, OR

Expertise: National security and terrorism law

Contact information:

Email (preferred): tyin@lclark.edu  

Phone: 503-768-6772

Twitter: @TungYin

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Last updated July 30, 2020

Carla Fredericks

Carla Fredericks is the director of the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School and of the indigenous advocacy organization First Peoples Worldwide. She’s an expert on Native American law, rights and tribal sovereignty.

As part of the broader movement for racial justice following George Floyd’s death — and after years of resistance — Washington’s NFL team is finally considering a name change following pressure from corporate sponsors like FedEx.

But Fredericks says that’s not the whole story: FedEx did not turn on a dime. Instead, native activists have been pressuring investors and business partners of the NFL team for more than a decade. And the push isn’t over — the Cleveland Indians are also considering a name change, while the Atlanta Braves are not.

Fredericks can provide context on the long campaign by Native activists to change the name of the D.C. team and how Native Americans and the fight for tribal sovereignty fit into the broader movement for racial justice.

Before joining the University of Colorado, Fredericks was a partner at Milberg LLP in New York. She maintains a pro bono practice, and provided legal counsel to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during and after the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

She’s also published many studies and papers including Social Cost and Material Loss: The Dakota Access Pipeline, which found that backers lost at least $12 billion due to the legal battles and controversy surrounding the project.

Fredericks is an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.

Location: Boulder, CO

Expertise: Native American law, rights and sovereignty

Contact information:

Email: Carla.Fredericks@Colorado.EDU 

Phone: (303) 492-7079

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Last updated July 9, 2020

Lina Khan

Lina Khan is an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. She researches and writes on antitrust law and competition policy, with a particular focus on technology markets.

Khan’s scholarship has been published by or is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review,  the Harvard Law Review, the Chicago Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. Her piece “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” was awarded the 2018 Antitrust Writing Award for “Best Academic Unilateral Conduct Article,” the Yale Law School’s Israel H. Peres Prize, and the Yale Law Journal’s Michael Egger Prize.  She was recently named to the Politico 50, a list of thinkers whose ideas are driving politics.

Khan previously served as a Legal Fellow in the office of Commissioner Rohit Chopra at the Federal Trade Commission and as Director of Legal Policy at the Open Markets Institute. From 2015-2017 Khan litigated on behalf of homeowners through Yale’s Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic.

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Areas of Expertise: Competition policy, technology markets, antitrust law

Location: Dallas, TX

Contact Information:

 Email: lkhan@law.columbia.edu

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Leslie Overton

Leslie Overton is an antitrust lawyer for the firm Alston and Bird. Overton focuses on antitrust counseling on strategic business activities like pricing, distribution, and licensing.

She served as deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division from 2012-2014.  Here, Overton supervised over half of the Department’s merger challenges, including litigation complaints, settlements, and transactions restructured or abandoned.

She has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Global Competition Review’s “40 under 40,” the National Bar Association’s “40 Lawyers under 40,” The Root 100, and as an “Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

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Areas of Expertise: Antitrust laws, litigation, business laws

Location: Washington D.C.

Contact Info:

     Email: leslie.overton@alston.com

     Phone: (202) 239-3012

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Chi Chi Wu

Chi Chi Wu is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit focusing on marketplace justice for low-income consumers.  Wu focuses on credit reporting, credit cards, and medical debt.

She frequently serves as a resource for policymakers and the media on consumer credit issues.  Before joining NCLC, Wu worked in the Consumer Protection Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services.

She is co-author of the legal manuals Fair Credit Reporting Act and Collection Actions, and a contributing author to Consumer Credit Regulation and Truth in Lending.

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Areas of Expertise: Credit Reporting, Credit Cards, Medical Debt

Location: Boston, MA

Contact Info:

     Email: cwu@nclc.org

     Phone: (617) 542-8010

     Twitter: @ChiChiWu8

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Shalanda Baker

Shalanda Baker is a Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She is an expert on energy and environmental policy.

Baker also found the Energy Justice Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law of the University of Hawai’i. She is also a Fulbright scholar and completed a William H. Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Prior to teaching, she worked as a corporate and project finance associate for the law firm Bingham McCutchen.

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Areas of Expertise: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Contact Info:

Email: s.baker@northeastern.edu

Phone: (617) 373-4070

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Kat Calvin

Kat Calvin is the founder of Spread The Vote, a nonprofit organization that helps people obtain IDs for jobs, housing, medical care, and voting. She is an expert on voting rights. 

Calvin is one of the 2018 Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business and has been a Business Insider 30 Under 30.

She also runs CivicEquity, a new project pairing pro bono lawyers with the victims of unjustified 911 calls.

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Areas of Expertise: Voting rights, law, entrepreneurship

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Info:

       Email: kat@spreadthevote.org

       Twitter: @KatCalvinLA

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Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe is the Vice Provost and a Professor of Law at The University of Chicago School of Law. He is an expert on constitutional law, foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and the way political and social institutions interact.

Abebe’s research has been published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, and the Virginia Journal of International Law. 

His current research projects include examining the President’s authority to withdraw the US from a treaty; evaluating ethnic federalism as a form of constitutional design; and considering the impact of dejudicialization in international politics.

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Areas of Expertise: Constitutional law, foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Contact Info:

       Email:  dabebe@uchicago.edu

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Rita Cameron Wedding

Rita Cameron Wedding is a professor of Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State University, California. She is an expert on juvenile justice and implicit bias.

Cameron Wedding is an expert faculty member for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, where she has trained judges on court improvement initiatives in over 40 states. 

She was also a consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, one of the largest child advocacy foundations in the U.S.

Cameron Wedding has also provided expert testimony before the U.S. Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities and conducted research for expert testimony in a federal jury trial.  

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Areas of Expertise: Juvenile Justice and Reform, Implicit Bias

Location: Sacramento, California

Contact Info:

       Email: drrcamwed@aol.com

       Phone: (916) 956-1462

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Kristin Henning

Kristin Henning is a Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law. She is an expert on Juvenile Justice, Adolescence and Policing, and Race. 

Henning was previously the Lead Attorney for the Juvenile Unit of the D.C. Public Defender Service and is currently the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center.

She is also President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, and has served as an expert consultant on juvenile justice to a number of state and federal agencies. 

Henning has represented juveniles in serious cases, supervised and trained new Public Defender Service attorneys, and coordinated and conducted training for court-appointed attorneys representing juveniles. 

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Areas of Expertise: Juvenile Justice, Race, Adolescence and Policing, Juvenile Justice Reform

Location: Washington D.C. 

Contact Info:

       Email: hennink@georgetown.edu 

       Phone: (202) 215-5754

       Twitter: @profkrishenning

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