Danielle Hamilton

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Interim Director, Appellate Advocacy Center


Danielle Hamilton joined Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2023 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Interim Director of the Appellate Advocacy Center. Most recently, she was a partner at Loevy & Loevy, a plaintiff's civil rights law firm, where she represented clients in a wide range of cases including wrongful convictions, excessive force, sexual assault by law enforcement, and protestors of police brutality in June of 2020. Prior to that, Professor Hamilton was a law clerk to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also litigated civil rights cases as a Johnnie L. Cochran Fellow at Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP in New York City and worked on juvenile legal system reform at the Illinois Justice Project.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rights
  • Appellate Procedure


  • B.A. cum laude, Princeton University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Attorney, 2017-2023, Loevy & Loevy
  • Law Clerk, 2016-2017, Hon. Barrington D. Parker, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Johnnie L. Cochran Civil Rights Fellow, 2014-2016, Neufeld Scheck & Brustin LLP

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