Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez

Skadden Fellow Staff Attorney

Oscar Daniel Lopez joined Advancement Project in 2013 as a Skadden Fellow Staff Attorney. As a member of the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track program, he builds relationships with youth and parent led groups to fight against the over-criminalization of youth.

Oscar is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology, and minored in Education Studies, Civic Engagement, and Chicana/o Studies. Oscar attended Columbia Law School, where he served as the Executive Articles Editor of Jailhouse Lawyers Manual, a publication of the Human Rights Law Review. Oscar taught for two years in the High School Law Institute program and coached the Latino/a Law Students’ Association moot court team.

During law school, Oscar spent his summers at Community Lawyers, Inc. in Compton, CA and the New York Lawyers for Public Interest. He also participated in the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic and interned for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.

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