Sean Ouellette is a staff attorney at Public Justice. He litigates cases concerning sex and race discrimination in schools, among other civil rights issues. Sean’s ongoing cases include Czerwienski v. Harvard, in which he represents three graduate students suing Harvard for its decade-long failure to protect students from sexual harassment and retaliation by a prominent professor.
Before joining Public Justice, Sean was a senior litigation counsel at a leading national law firm, where he litigated class actions and civil rights cases on behalf of workers and students. Sean clerked for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Honorable Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Sean received his B.A. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he worked as a student attorney in the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Clinic and the Criminal Justice Institute and interned at the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. He was an editor on the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, a teaching assistant for Professor Diane Rosenfeld in her course on sex discrimination in education, and a research assistant to Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon.
Sean is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to the bars of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.