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The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center is a public interest law firm that litigates social and criminal justice issues—including police misconduct, racial and religious discrimination, prison conditions, wrongful convictions, and the death penalty. Our Washington, D.C. office focuses on obtaining material and lasting reform primarily through appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and other appeals courts around the country.

Who We Are

Amir H. Ali, Supreme Court and Appellate Counsel, litigates important civil rights and criminal justice issues before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appeals courts around the country. He is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where he directs an independent criminal justice appellate clinic, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. Learn more about Amir.


Josh Freiman, Staff Attorney in the MacArthur Justice Center’s office in Washington, works on appeals that concern a broad array of issues, including prisoner and detainee rights, constitutional rights of accused persons, and religious discrimination at the border. Learn more about Josh.


Emily Clark, Appellate Research Specialist & Operations Manager in the MacArthur Justice Center’s office in Washington, joins the firm with more than 10 years of appellate paralegal experience and a demonstrated commitment to criminal justice advocacy. Learn more about Emily.


Earl Y. Lin, Appellate Paralegal in the MacArthur Justice Center’s Washington, DC office,  joins 
the team with legal experience in private practice and  government, and a 
demonstrated commitment to civil rights. Learn more about Earl.