Martin Harris

Martin is a Baron Fellow at the Alliance for Justice, where he works on the newly launched Building the Bench initiative.  His job responsibilities include strategically developing a pipeline of progressive judicial candidates for the next president while emphasizing the importance of demographic and professional diversity.  He performs research and analyzes prospective nominees’ records with a focus on immigration, voting rights, criminal justice, civil rights, and other issues that affect specific constituencies.

He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2019.  While at the University of San Francisco School of Law, he served as the pre-law chair of the Black Law Students Association.  During his summers, he worked as a judicial extern for The Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. of the Northern District of California and as a summer associate at the Law Offices of John L. Burris, a civil rights law firm based in Oakland, California.  

He is a proud native of Sacramento, California and earned his B.A. in Political Science at the University of California, Merced.  While in undergrad, he participated in the University of California District of Columbia program (UCDC) where he exposed himself to the national scene of politics and public policy.  His interests include criminal justice reform and civil rights advocacy.  In his free time, he enjoys going to the movies, traveling, and playing a round of golf with his dad.