David M. Shapiro

Clinical Associate Professor of Law


David Shapiro has devoted his career to fighting for racial justice and civil rights, first at the ACLU National Prison Project, and since 2012 as a MacArthur Justice Center attorney and a Northwestern Law clinical faculty member. He has spent major portions of his career as both a federal trial court lawyer and a federal appellate lawyer. 

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  • AB summa cum laude, Harvard College
  • JD, Yale Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Staff Attorney, ACLU National Prison Project
  • Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Edward R. Becker, Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

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