Building the Bench Advisory Council

We work closely with AFJ’s Advisory Council to develop a professionally and demographically diverse pool of judicial candidates for the Biden Administration to consider.

Advisory Council Members

Robert AndersonCharles I. Stone Professor of Law and Director, Native American Law Center, Washington University

Barbara ArnwineLecturer in Law, Columbia Law School; Founder and President, Transformative Justice Coalition

Nicholas AronsAttorney, Katsy Korins LLC

Franklin Azar, Attorney and Founder, Franklin D. Azar & Associates

Mark BrewerAttorney, Goodman Acker

William Burke-White, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Guy-Uriel CharlesCharles Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Erwin ChemerinskyDean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California – Berkeley Law School

The Honorable Anthony “Tony” CoelhoFounder, The Coelho Center

Kimberlé W. CrenshawDistinguished Professor, UCLA Law, Columbia Law School

David EngstromAssociate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Lisa Hill FenningRetired Partner, Arnold & Porter

James Forman Jr.Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Bernard Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Peter A. Kraus, Founding Partner, Waters, Kraus, and Paul LLP

Judd MinerFounding Partner, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.

Kali MurrayProfessor of Law, Marquette University School of Law

Melissa MurrayProfessor, New York University School of Law

Ivy T. NgoOf Counsel, Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP

Alice O’BrienGeneral Counsel, the National Education Association

Michael A. OlivasWilliam B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law, the University of Houston Law Center

Dara E. Purvis, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor of Law, Penn State Law

Robert RaymarPartner, Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal LLP

Judith ResnikArthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Tanina RostainProfessor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law

Leticia SaucedoProfessor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Herman SchwartzProfessor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Peter ShaneJacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, Ohio State Moritz School of Law

Franklin W. Shoichet, Seattle Attorney

Sidney ShapiroFrank U. Fletcher Chair of Administrative Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Abbe Smith, Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, Georgetown Law

Geoffrey StoneEdward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Dean StrangFounding Partner, StrangBradley LLC

Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.Jesse Climenko Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School

Mark TushnetWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Sachin VarghesePartner, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP

David WorleyMember, Evangelista Worley LLC