Renée Paradis

Former Counsel, Democracy

Ms. Paradis worked primarily on the Center's efforts to reform the process of voter registration, including fighting restrictions on voter registration drives and advocating for student voting rights. She also works on the Center's efforts to re-enfranchise people with felony convictions and general election reform issues. A native of California, she joined the Brennan Center in 2005 following her fellowship at the Drug Law Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, in Santa Cruz, California, and her clerkship with the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her J.D. in 2003 from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent scholar, was awarded the Wilfred Feinberg Prize for excellence in Federal Courts, and served as a Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.A. from Columbia College in 1998. She is an active member of the New York bar and an inactive member of the California bar.

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