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Co-op 1

Arizona Supreme Court, Staff Attorney’s Office, Phoenix

Ira worked on a case in which a citizen group challenged a state program as violating separation of church and state.


  • International Law Society (co-chair)
  • Criminal Law Society (founder)
  • Northeastern University Law Journal (managing editor)

Research Assistant

Ira assisted Professor Deborah Ramirez with national security law research and grant writing.

Co-op 2

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, Washington, DC

Ira worked with an attorney inspecting a state’s sole juvenile prison to determine its compliance with the law.


  • First Amendment
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Federal Courts and the Federal System
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure: Investigation

Co-op 3

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Trial and Appellate Divisions, Washington, DC

Teaching Assistant

Legal Skills in Social Context

Co-op 4

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Roxbury Defenders Unit, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Ira represented clients at arraignment hearings, appearing before a variety of judges, and second-sat a two-day jury trial.

After graduation

Public Defender, Committee for Public Counsel Services, New Bedford, Massachusetts


Staff Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Somerville (Mass.)


A protector of rights and access to the legal system.