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Orion Danjuma

Former Staff Attorney

ACLU Racial Justice Program


Orion Danjuma was a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program. Previously he was an associate at the law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and a Skadden Fellow with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2010, where he was a Public Interest Fellow, co-president of the Black Law Students Association, and a Symposium Editor of the Stanford Law Review. During law school, Orion participated in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and received the Thelton E. Henderson prize for clinical work and the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties award for written work in the area of civil rights and personal freedom. Before joining the ACLU, Orion clerked for the Honorable Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Honorable Myron H. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Prior to law school, Orion worked for the Rockefeller Foundation’s global public health initiative. He has a B.A. from Yale University where he was a Mellon Mays fellow.