Daphna Spivack

Summer Associate


  • B.A., Wesleyan University
    with honors and Phi Beta Kappa

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Managing Editor, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize, Stanford Law School
  • John Hart Ely Prize, Stanford Law School
  • Best Preliminary Respondent’s Brief Award, Kirkwood Moot Court, Stanford Law School
  • High Pro Bono Distinction, Stanford Law School
  • Gruss Merit Scholar, Wesleyan University

Daphna Spivack is a summer associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at Stanford Law School, where she is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. 

At Stanford Law, Daphna is the managing editor of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, which she previously served as member editor. Daphna received the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for outstanding performance in the Religious Liberty Clinic, the John Hart Ely Prize for outstanding performance in Legal Ethics and Behavioral Law and Economics, the Kirkwood Moot Court Best Preliminary Respondent’s Brief Award, and a high pro bono distinction. Following graduation from Stanford, Daphna will serve as a law clerk for the Hon. Kenneth M. Karas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Daphna served as a graduate fellow to the Stanford Race and Inequality Lab during the summer of 2020, conducting dissertation research about racial bias in the discretionary decision-making of prosecutors and jurors throughout the criminal and civil justice systems. She also worked with judges in the Sixth and Ninth Circuits to understand how bias affects courtroom decisions. Daphna has also interned for the New York Civil Liberties Union, Bay Area Legal Aid, and the Civil Division of the United States Attorney Office for the Southern District of New York.

Daphna received her B.A. with honors in Sociology from Wesleyan University where she was Phi Beta Kappa and a Gruss Merit Scholar.