Tammy W. Sun
Vice President of Legal Affairs
Tammy Sun is the Vice President of Legal Affairs at Public Justice, based in the Washington, DC office. Tammy has worked as a civil rights attorney litigating prison conditions cases in the South and served as a public defender in Washington, DC and Oregon. Prior to joining Public Justice, Tammy managed and directed programs at the Pro Bono Institute and Equal Justice Works focused on increasing access to justice for vulnerable communities and developing new generations of public interest lawyers.
Following law school, Tammy was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work at the Southern Center for Human Rights where she founded the Juvenile Justice Project to address the over-incarceration of children in juvenile detention centers and prisons.
As a visiting professor, Tammy has taught criminal law, criminal procedure, and juvenile justice courses at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Tammy earned a B.A. and M.A. at Stanford University and a J.D. at Yale Law School. She clerked for Judge Reginald Lindsay of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.