Champions of Change
Deb Ellis directs NYU School of Law’s Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and its Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program for students committed to public interest careers, and is herself an NYU Law and Root alumna. Prior to leading PILC, Deb had a distinguished public interest career, including Legal Director of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she argued Bray v. Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also served as Legal Director of the ACLU of New Jersey and as a Staff Attorney at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project and at the Southern Poverty Law Center.