Nora Howe graduated from City University of New York School of Law in May 2021. During law school, Nora interned for the Honorable Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York and at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Children’s Defense Fund. Nora was on the Editorial Board of the CUNY Law Review, served as an advocate with the Parole Preparation Project, and worked as a research assistant for Professor Charisa Kiyo Smith. As a member of CUNY’s Equality and Justice Practice Clinic, Nora supported civil rights firm Emery Celli Brinkerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel with wrongful convictions work.
Before law school, Nora was an organizer in Central Iowa for a U.S. Senate race and then worked directly with young people in New York, first as a caseworker and later managing a program that trained youth to develop and lobby for local policy projects. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Haverford College, cum laude, writing her senior thesis on racial bias in psychiatry.