Jasmine Harris

Practitioner-in-Residence, Disability Rights Law Clinic

Office: Room 433
Phone: 202-274-4176
E-mail: vCard

Jasmine Elwick Harris is a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Disability Rights Law Clinic. Prior to arriving at WCL, she was a staff attorney with the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse and Quality Education Projects at Advancement Project, a national civil rights organization, where she focused on racial justice in education. Prior to working at Advancement Project, Professor Harris was a Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she practiced across a wide range of substantive areas, including complex civil litigation, government investigations, and pro bono cases. Professor Harris clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. in the Southern District of New York where, in addition to her clerkship duties, she worked with federal probation officers to develop alternatives to incarceration with the goal of decreasing recidivism. Professor Harris graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and History and received her juris doctorate from Yale Law School. At Yale, Professor Harris served as Public Service Chair of Yale’s Latino Law Students Association and as Senior Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank’s Legal & Judicial Reform Practice Group. Prior to law school, Professor Harris worked with the Urban Justice Center’s Homelessness Outreach & Prevention Project as a Legal Advocate and the Project Coordinator on affordable housing, education, economic stability, and immigration issues.

Areas of Specialization

  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rights
  • Disability Law
  • Gender and the Law

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • B.A., Dartmouth College (magna cum laude)