Carly Wasserman

Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow
Portrait photograph of Carly Wasserman

Carly Wasserman is an Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow on NCYL’s Juvenile Justice team, sponsored by Lisa Foster and Alan Bersin. Her fellowship project focuses on eliminating fines and fees for youth referred to municipal courts by schools for truancy and other school-based issues. Wasserman will support NCYL’s work advancing economic justice for youth subjected to fines and fees. Wasserman graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the Research and Projects Development Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law, the President of Child Advocacy Research and Education (CARE), a Legal Writing Fellow, and the Shaping Justice Conference Chair. She also participated in the Child Advocacy and Appellate Litigation Clinics, researched education and juvenile justice issues as a research assistant, and served on the board of the Public Interest Law Association. During law school, Wasserman clerked at the National Center for Youth Law and the United States Department of Justice, Educational Opportunities Section, where she supported a variety of efforts to promote equity in the education and juvenile justice systems. Prior to law school, Wasserman worked as a high school social studies teacher. She received her B.A. in Legal Studies and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.