Tiffany Yang

Skadden Fellow

Tiffany Yang joined the Committee as a Skadden Fellow in October 2017. Her project will challenge the collateral consequences of criminal justice involvement, including reentry barriers to housing and employment, through litigation and policy advocacy.

Before joining the Committee, Tiffany clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable Josephine L. Staton on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She graduated from Stanford Law School in 2015, where she received the Lisa M. Schnitzer Memorial Scholarship for her commitment to public interest work as well as prizes for outstanding performance in Clinical Practice, Clinical Coursework, Federal Litigation, Legal Research & Writing, Property, and Immigration Law, Policy & Constitutional Rights. 

During law school, Tiffany represented clients in deportation, criminal resentencing, expungement, benefits, and eviction proceedings through various clinical programs. She also completed internships at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Litigation & Law Department of Planned Parenthood.

Tiffany has conducted research supporting language access and right-to-protest policy initiatives, and her interest in legal design resulted in various community-based advocacy projects. A short video she co-created was featured in a non-profit organization's advocacy campaign to expand supplemental CalWORKS benefits, and she helped design and prototype a legal service provider's online-based intake process. "American," a short documentary film she co-created about undocumented youth in the Bay Area, was an official selection of the Chicago International Social Justice Film Festival in 2013. 

Prior to law school, Tiffany taught English and worked with North Korean refugees through a Fulbright Grant in South Korea. She also served as a JusticeCorps member assisting pro se litigants in housing, family, and domestic violence matters.

Education

  • J.D., pro bono distinction, Stanford Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Southern California

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Andre M. Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • The Honorable Josephine L. Staton, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia: Admission Pending
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

 

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