Amalee Beattie, a 1L at Berkeley Law, and Josh Cottle, a 2L at University of Minnesota Law School, will join the Equal Justice Society as summer law clerks on May 26.
EJS summer law clerks perform legal research, writing, and analysis in the areas of civil rights and racial justice. They may also include assist with training preparation, client and community meetings, or other field-related work.
“We’re thrilled to have Amalee and Josh join our legal team as law clerks this summer,” said Mona Tawatao, EJS Legal Director. “They will each bring their talents and unique experiences to help us advance our work on challenging school discipline policies that feed the school-to-prison pipeline, uncovering implicit bias, and promoting race-conscious remedies in the law.”
Amalee Beattie is from Los Angeles in her first year at Berkeley Law and the first in her family to attend college. Her experience includes supporting refugee resettlement and direct service work, managing large-scale gardens, and writing for the Harvard Gazette. She is passionate about building community, intersectional movements for social justice, and cooking for friends.
Josh Cottle is a second-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, he received a B.A. from Grinnell College, where he studied Physics and Economics. He is passionate about criminal justice and education reform, in addition to reducing wealth inequality. Josh was an all-star swimmer in high school and college.