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Aliza Shatzman

Aliza Shatzman

Aliza Shatzman is the president and founder of the Legal Accountability Project. She often writes about judicial accountability, and her work has been published in the UCLA Journal of Gender & Law, the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy and Slate.

Guest Appearances
February 20, 2024

Who Can Hold Judges Accountable? with Aliza Shatzman

Federal judges have lifetime tenure with little to no oversight. Despite employing thousands of new law school graduates as law clerks, they aren’t subject to anti-discrimination or other workplace laws. How is...

September 11, 2023

Bringing Transparency to Judicial Clerkships

The legal profession places an enormous premium on getting judicial clerkships, which usually offer both valuable learning experiences and a major boost to a young lawyer’s future prospects. But, are there potential...

August 28, 2023

Investigations of federal judges are rare and should happen more, former clerk says

Investigating federal judges falls under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, and it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should, says a co-founder of the Legal Accountability Project.

January 9, 2023

The Legal Accountability Project – Combatting Inequities and Abuse in Judicial Clerkships

In the midst of a nightmarish judicial clerkship, Aliza Shatzman found that there was almost no protection for her, a lowly clerk, suffering harassment at the hands of a seemingly all-powerful judge....

July 25, 2022

Following her experiences, former law clerk seeks support for the Judiciary Accountability Act

The president and co-founder of the Legal Accountability Project focuses on helping law clerks have positive experiences.