Janice Lam

Studio Associate, Fall 2018

Janice is a Studio Associate at the Harwood Institute, eager to draw upon her interest in the role a community can play to advance racial equity and listen to and learn from historically marginalized voices.

Janice has over a decade of experience as a human rights advocate. As a legal researcher for several Members of Parliament in the British House of Commons, she wrote reports, speeches, and press releases on issues of human trafficking and extraordinary rendition, including drafting legislation to implement the UK's Anti-Slavery Day. She has authored and contributed to several manuals and position papers on compensation for survivors of human trafficking under UK law and legal reforms to provide greater accountability of the intelligence community on the use of torture. Most recently, she worked as a Development Director at Casa Chirilagua, a community-based organization that partners with the Latino immigrant community to strengthen families. Her private sector experience includes working as a litigation associate for a large law firm in Chicago. Janice received a BA from Yale University and a JD from The George Washington University Law School.