Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques is a Notre Dame Public Interest Law Fellow. He graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 2020, where he was a Graduate Affiliate of the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights of the University of Notre Dame. He is a recipient of the David T. Link Award for outstanding service in the field of social justice. During law school, Walter participated in Notre Dame’s Inaugural Wrongful Conviction Externship and Economic Justice Clinic. Walter served as an Equal Justice America Fellow and National Lawyers Guild-Haywood Burn Fellow during the summer of 2018 at LDF. In addition, Walter worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and Southern Poverty Law Center during Law School.
Walter is an Alumni Advisory Board Member of the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. Additionally, he is a Board Member on the Board of Directors for Equal Justice Works.
Prior to law school, Walter obtained a Master of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania while completing a Graduate Public Policy Fellowship for the Philadelphia City Council. He graduated from Columbia University with a joint degree in African American Studies with Departmental Honors and Political Science. He is a recipient of the Ella Baker Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Walter is not yet admitted to the bar. He is supervised by members of the D.C. bar.