Aimee Carlisle


Aimee Carlisle received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and a Derrick Bell Scholar for Public Service. Upon graduating, she received the Law Alumni of Color Association Convocation Prize for Public Service. While at NYU, Aimee served as Co-Director of the Suspension Representation Project, where she advocated for NYC public school students in suspension hearings. She was also managing editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change, a board member of the Black Allied Law Students Association, a high school youth mentor, and a board member of the Oakland, California-based African Queens Dance Company. Through the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic, she assisted criminal public defenders in the Bronx, and, as a member of the Equal Justice and Defender Clinic, she worked on the post-conviction appeal of a client on Alabama’s Death Row. Aimee interned her first summer in Brooklyn Defender Services’ Family Defense Practice and worked on capital punishment, policing, and voting rights issues during her second summer at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Aimee received a B.A. with highest honors in linguistics and Spanish with minors in Japanese and Middle East/South Asia Studies from the University of California, Davis.