Aaron Sussman joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. as the Law and Policy Fellow. Prior to LDF, Aaron was the Associate National Civil Rights Counsel at the Anti-Defamation League, where his portfolio included LGBT rights and education equity, and a staff attorney at the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School, where he promoted fair and equal access to the legal system and helped develop JusticeIndex.org. Previously, Aaron served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Netburn of the Southern District of New York, the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal of the Central District of California, and the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips of the Central District of California.
Aaron received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he was enrolled in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy and served as Chief Executive Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Prior to law school, Aaron helped advocate for the rights of children in state foster care systems as a paralegal at Children’s Rights in New York City. Aaron’s legal articles and student comments have been published in the UCLA Law Review, the Vermont Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, and have been included in law school class curricula and in the textbook Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform.
Aaron graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Government and American Studies. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars.