Naomi Rodriguez joined the Washington Lawyers’ Committee in September of 2021 as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow. Ms. Rodriguez graduated from the University of Washington-Seattle in 2018 with a B.A. in Law, Societies and Justice, with a minor in Diversity. She later received her J.D. and graduated cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 2021.
At Howard Law, Ms. Rodriguez was a Henry Ramsey Dean’s Fellow, a student attorney in the Howard Human & Civil Rights Clinic with the Movement Lawyering Section and the Howard Civil Rights Clinic, and a Torts Teaching Assistant. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez is a member and former Alumnae Liaison of Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Inc., the first legal sorority dedicated to the advancement of Black women in the legal profession. During her law school career, Ms. Rodriguez interned for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office, the DC Office of Human Rights, and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Federal Coordination and Compliance Section.
Ms. Rodriguez also served as a Senior Articles Editor for the Howard Human and Civil Rights Law Review. Her article, Do Right By Me: Imagining a Multidimensional Violence Against Women Act, explores the Violence Against Women Act through a restorative justice and community-based organizing lens to protect against gender-based violence in marginalized communities. As a student attorney in the Howard Human & Civil Rights Clinic’s Movement Lawyering Section, Ms. Rodriguez developed research on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and environmental justice and engaged in public education surrounding human and civil rights. As a student attorney in the Howard Civil Rights Clinic, Ms. Rodriguez worked on litigation involving police brutality and sexual harassment in the workplace at the appellate level. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez contributed to a Supreme Court amicus brief.
Prior to attending Howard Law, Ms. Rodriguez worked as an undergraduate intern for Civil Rights Justice Center, PLLC in Seattle.