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Public Interest Distinguished Practitioner Speaker Series: Jamienne Studley


November 28, 2007 12:45pm - 2:00pm


Jamienne S. Studley came to the presidency of Public Advocates in May 2004 with wide experience in education, public service, advocacy, law practice, and non-profit management. She was President of Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and a Scholar in Residence at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As deputy and acting general counsel to the U.S. Department of Education in the Clinton Administration, Studley advised Secretary Riley on legal matters, including civil rights, legislation, and student aid, as well as led the department’s regulatory reinvention initiative. She was also Associate Dean and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School , where she helped establish the loan forgiveness program for graduates in public service, and Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement, spearheading its race, gender and sexual orientation equity programs. A graduate of Barnard College (1972 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) with Honors in American Studies; and Harvard Law School, where she was president of the student-faculty government, Studley was a member of the American Bar Association Commissions on Women in the Profession and on Loan Forgiveness and Repayment.

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