Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by Baker McKenzie & Salesforce, Inc.
Chris Middleton is an Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Baker McKenzie & Salesforce, Inc., based in Oakland, CA. Chris's fellowship project will focus on reducing homelessness among child welfare and juvenile justice involved youth in western states through coalition building, community education, representation in administrative hearings, systemic advocacy, and litigation. Previously at the Youth Law Center, Chris completed a Stanford Law School Deane F. Johnson Public Interest Fellowship. His prior work focused on: addressing the challenges of the school-to-prison pipeline in California; ensuring access to quality education for child welfare and juvenile justice involved youth; limiting the use of congregate care settings in child welfare and juvenile justice, especially the disproportionate impact of institutional settings on LGBTQ+ youth; and addressing conditions issues in the juvenile justice system. Prior to joining YLC, Chris served as a law clerk to Judge Myron H. Thompson and Judge W. Keith Watkins in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
J.D., Stanford Law School, 2021
B.A., Stanford University, 2016