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Last updated: 3/18/2019
Ms. Karen Thompson
Attorney Member
Professional Information
ACLU of New Jersey
Senior Staff Attorney
PO Box 32159
New Jersey
07102  United States
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718 5789580 (Mobile)
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BA -- Carleton College (1993)
MA -- New York Univeristy (1998)
JD -- Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (2003)
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Former Board Member -- FIERCE!
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Karen Thompson is a senior staff attorney at the Innocence Project and litigates post-conviction DNA cases throughout the country. She also supervises students through the Innocence Project clinic at Cardozo Law School. As an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Ms. Thompson litigated a wide range of pro bono cases in addition to an international arbitration practice. Prior to joining the Innocence Project in July 2012, she served as the Director of Scholarship Programs at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (“LDF”). Ms. Thompson graduated from Carleton College in 1993 and from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003. She also holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.