Janie Williams earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. As a member of the Criminal Justice Clinic, Janie represented juvenile clients throughout Maryland on various issues including misdemeanors and juvenile life without parole cases. Throughout law school, Janie held internships with Refugee Law Project in Kampala, Uganda; Bread for the City in the District of Columbia; and theExoneration Initiative in New York City. Janie was also a Marshall-Brennan Fellow where she taught Youth Justice and Constitutional Law to public high-school students in the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Janie worked with the NYC Department of Education to successfully increase Universal Pre-Kindergarten enrollment rates citywide, but specifically amongst disenfranchised minority populations throughout the boroughs; she also served as a community organizer. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo State, where studied Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Religious Studies.