Andrea McChristian Esq.

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Associate Counsel

Phone: 973.624.9400 ext. 35 Email:amcchristian@njisj.org

Andrea McChristian is associate counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice ("NJISJ").  Prior to joining NJISJ, Andrea served as a litigation associate at the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson ("Fried Frank").  During her time at Fried Frank, Andrea worked on complex commercial litigation and pro bono cases.

Andrea is a 2008 graduate of Yale University, graduating with distinction in the major of Political Science. At Yale, Andrea served as co-President of the Yale NAACP, co-reactivating the chapter after a years-long absence from campus. After graduation, Andrea joined Teach for America, teaching Head Start for two years in the Las Vegas Valley. Andrea then attended Columbia Law School where she participated in the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, interned in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the law school's Human Rights Internship Program, and interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 2013 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Andrea clerked for Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.