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Zha’Mari Hurley

Associate Policy Counsel

Zha’Mari Hurley serves as an Associate Policy Counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, she worked as a Law Fellow at the National Education Association, where she advocated for public school educators and students on various public policy issues, including responding to state critical race theory legislation.

Zha’Mari graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where as a student attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic, she provided representation in areas of discrimination and constitutional rights. More specifically, she represented an incarcerated person in a prison conditions case in the Eastern District of Virginia District Court, and the mother of a victim in a police brutality case in the District of Columbia District Court. While in law school, Zha’Mari interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the American Civil Liberties Union at its Washington Legislative Office and National Prison Project. She also served as the Attorney General for Georgetown’s Black Law Student Association. Zha’Mari graduated summa cum laude from Howard University with a degree in Political Science.

Prior to law school, Zha’Mari worked as a Political and Government Relations strategist at IMPACT Strategies.

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