Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris, HLS

Rebecca Harris, HLS

Rebecca is a second-year law student at Harvard Law School. Rebecca grew up in the Boston area and graduated from McGill University in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and Middle East Studies. She then worked as a Victim Witness Advocate at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston for five years, with placements in the Superior and District Courts and responsibilities for community outreach. Rebecca spent her 1L summer as a Rappaport Fellow interning at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security where she conducted research on hate crimes in Massachusetts and spearheaded a project to develop a diversity awareness program for hate crime offenders. Rebecca is actively involved in community engagement HLS, serving as one of the political co-chairs for Lambda, the LGBTQ group on campus, and as a member of Shatter the Ceiling, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Her current research areas of interest include criminal justice reform, animal rights laws, and LGBTQ issues. In her free time she enjoys yoga, vegan cooking, and spending time with her two rescue dogs.