Nan Aron

Contact Info

Alliance for Justice
11 Dupont Circle NW
2nd Floor Washington, DC 20036
202- 822-6070

Nan Aron

President, Alliance for Justice

A leading voice in public interest law for over 30 years, Nan Aron is President of Alliance for Justice, a national association of over 100 public interest and civil rights organizations. Nan, who founded AFJ in 1979, guides the organization in its mission to ensure that all Americans have the right and opportunity to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives.

In addition, Nan has led Alliance for Justice to expand its programs to support the participation of nonprofit and foundation staff in public life. The Judicial Selection Project’s workshops, technical assistance and publications encourage lobbying, involvement in ballot measures and election activities. Nan has also developed advocacy training for young people through the creation of the Co/Motion and Student Action Campaign (formerly First Monday) programs.

Nan is nationally recognized for her vast expertise in public interest law, the federal judiciary and citizen participation in public policy. She is the author of Liberty and Justice for All: Public Interest Law in the 1980s and Beyond and has appeared as an expert in such media outlets as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostUSA TodayThe Los Angeles TimesThe NationVanity Fair and National Public Radio. She is also a frequent guest speaker at universities, law schools, corporations, nonprofits and foundations.

Nan has taught at Georgetown and George Washington University Law Schools, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at American University’s Washington College of Law. She has served as Executive Producer for several award-winning films on immigration, courageous judges, and gun violence.


• Staff Attorney, National Prison Project,  ACLU, 1977-1979
• Trial  Attorney, Equal Employment  Opportunity  Commission, 1974-1977 


JD, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
BA, Oberlin College


Liberty and Justice for All. Westview Press, 1988

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