Andrea McChristian '13
Andrea McChristian '13 is associate counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Andrea is the primary author of "Bring Our Children Home: Ain't I A Child," which forms the basis of the "150 Years is Enough" campaign. Andrea's writing on juvenile justice and racial justice has been published in the Star Ledger, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, and NJ Spotlight.
Before joining the Institute, Andrea served as a litigation associate at the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where she worked on complex commercial litigation and pro bono cases. Andrea then clerked for Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Before law school, Andrea joined Teach for America, teaching Head Start for two years in the Las Vegas Valley. At Columbia Law School, she participated in the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, interned in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the law school's Human Rights Internship Program, and interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Andrea is a 2008 graduate of Yale University, graduating with distinction in the major of political science. She graduated from the Law School in 2013 and is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.