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John He

John He

Skadden Fellow, Debtors' Prison Project

John He is a Skadden Fellow at Public Justice’s Debtors’ Prison Project. A Bay Area native, John is based out of our office in Oakland, California, where he litigates cases involving the criminalization of poverty.

Before joining Public Justice, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

John received his B.S. in physiological science from University of California, Los Angeles, and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was awarded the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship, the law school’s highest honor.

During law school, John served as the editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review and the president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. He was also a finalist in the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition and a project manager for the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, an online database of documents and information from civil rights cases across the United States. For his summers, John served as an intern for the Honorable Rudolph Contreras on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and a summer associate at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a San Francisco public interest law firm.

John is admitted to practice in California.