Ale Clark-Ansani (He/Him/His)Legal Fellow/Entry Level Attorney
Ale Clark-Ansani is a Legal Fellow/Entry Level Attorney at Civil Rights Corps. He currently works on challenging wealth-based discrimination in the criminal legal system, including unconstitutional detention and predatory diversion programs.
Ale returns to CRC after interning with the organization as a law school student. In addition to his work with CRC, Ale represented indigent clients as a student attorney with the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Illinois, the King County Public Defender, and the University of Chicago Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, where he also supported advocacy work regarding the federal pretrial detention system. He also represented LGBTQ+ individuals seeking immigration relief as an intern with the National Immigrant Justice Center, and litigated against discriminatory policies as an intern with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program. Prior to Law School, Ale worked as an investigative intern with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, volunteered with the Chicago Community Bond Fund, and worked in electoral organizing.
Ale is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School where he was a Rubenstein Scholar, a staff writer on the Law Review, and the winner of the 2022 Hinton Moot Court Competition. He also attended the University of Chicago for his undergraduate degree in Public Policy, with a focus on the criminal legal system. In his free time, Ale enjoys rock climbing, belting karaoke, and tackling renter-friendly DIY home improvement projects.
“I want to live in a world where we invest in resources that support people rather than in discriminatory institutions that police, surveil, and lock people up. I do this work to support movements that bring us towards that vision.”