Claire Shennan, Program Associate


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Claire joined the Center in 2019 and is responsible for supporting the Judicial Strategy team in its efforts to influence the development of reproductive rights jurisprudence and build a constitutional narrative focused on what is at stake for reproductive rights and health.

She came from Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, where she worked as a Senior Legal Assistant. In this role, Claire performed various duties to assist the firm’s litigation, which most often involved claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Claire received her B.A. in History from Brown University, and her M. Phil in History from the University of Cambridge. Her M. Phil dissertation, entitled “Involuntary Sterilization, Grassroots Activism, and the Limitations of Identity Politics in Relf v. Weinberger, 1973,” focused on legal challenges to federal and state welfare policies that led to the involuntary sterilization of welfare recipients.