Students’ Civil Rights Project Fellow
Mollie Berkowitz is a fellow with the Students’ Civil Rights Project. Previously, she was the Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Women’s Rights at Public Justice. In addition to litigating cases concerning civil rights in schools with the SCRP team, Mollie’s fellowship focuses on clarifying in the law that dating violence is a form of sex-based harassment under Title IX.
As a law student, Mollie was an active participant in the Veterans’ Legal Services Clinic, where, in addition to representing individual veterans in administrative proceedings, she represented a class of veterans with less than Honorable discharge statuses in landmark litigation against the US Navy. Mollie was also a member of the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, where she worked on both impact litigation and legislative advocacy to support reproductive choice. In addition, she served as co-chair of the law school’s Title IX Working Group.
Before joining Public Justice, Mollie worked with a number of civil rights-focused private law firms and at the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau. Mollie is a recent graduate of Yale Law School, where she was awarded the Francis Wayland Prize for proficiency in preparing and presenting a case in negotiation and litigation. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and History, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Michigan.
Mollie is admitted to practice law in New York. She is also admitted to the bars of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits.