Lisa E. Brown

Lisa E. Brown is the Director of the Racial Equity and Access Project at Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC).  The Racial Equity and Access Project began as the Mobilization for Equity Project, and later became known as the Boston School Reform Project.

Prior to joining MAC, Ms. Brown served as a Clinical Fellow at Suffolk University Law School.  In this capacity, she taught in Suffolk’s Health Law Clinic, which focused on issues such as mental health and disability rights.  While with the Health Law Clinic, Ms. Brown was permitted to engage in the practice of law in Massachusetts under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.  Additionally, Ms. Brown taught a negotiation course at Suffolk as a Lecturer in Law, and subsequently as an Adjunct Professor.

Throughout her career, Ms. Brown has remained committed to public interest work and educational justice.  As an attorney with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley in New York, Ms. Brown represented individuals experiencing homelessness and individuals living in poverty in the areas of special education, disability rights, and government benefits.  Prior to her legal career as a New York attorney, Ms. Brown worked in various capacities to address the school-to-prison pipeline and special education matters in Missouri, the District of Columbia, and Mississippi.

Ms. Brown is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  She received her Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in African & African American Studies and Urban Studies from Stanford University.