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- B.A., Columbia University
- summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2016
- magna cum laude
- Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Hon. J. Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
FELLOWSHIPS, LEADERSHIP & RECOGNITIONS
- Executive Managing Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
- Ivring Oberman Memorial Writing Prize, Harvard Law School
- Klemens von Klemperer Writing Prize, Harvard Law School
- Student Fellowship, The Project on Foundations of Private Law
- Law Fellowship, Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FAPSE)
- Summer Academic Fellowship, Harvard Law School
Louis W. Fisher is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.
Louis joined the firm from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., where he worked on high-impact, complex civil rights litigation involving issues of educational equity, fair housing, and criminal justice. He previously completed clerkships for the Honorable J. Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Louis’ scholarship has been published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the West Virginia Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
Louis is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was the Executive Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and received the Irving Oberman Memorial Writing Prize for the best paper in constitutional law and the Klemens von Klemperer Writing Prize for the most compelling paper in the field of resistance. He was also awarded several fellowships, including the Student Fellowship at The Project on Foundations of Private Law, the Law Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), and the HLS Summer Academic Fellowship. While at Harvard, Louis served for two years as a student-attorney in the housing practice of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and provided research assistance to Professors Laurence Tribe, Michael Klarman, Daphna Renan, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin, as well as to the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.
Louis began his career as an English teacher with Teach For America in Miami, Florida. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University.