2011 NLC Fellow: Brooke Tucker

 
Brooke Tucker-Law Clerk/Research Attorney, United States District Court
 
Brooke Tucker is a law clerk to the Honorable John A. Houston, United States District Judge for the Southern District of California. Prior to her clerkship, Brooke practiced corporate litigation in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell. While at Davis Polk, Brooke worked on pharmaceutical class action litigation as well as bankruptcy and security matters. She also worked on several pro bono cases. Among those cases was a successful habeas petition for a death row inmate that resulted in a new trial for the petitioner.
 
Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. While in law school, she was a member of law review and completed internships with the ACLU of Michigan and the U.S. Attorney's Office Sex Offense/Domestic Violence division. During the 2007-2008 presidential primaries Brooke volunteered as an election protection attorney. Brooke has also volunteered with Projects Abroad in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and taken a human rights trip to Israel and Palestine.
 
Raised in Manhattan Beach, California, Brooke has also lived in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and New York. She currently resides in San Diego, California.

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