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Liz Valentin is a Clinical Fellow with the Health Law Clinic at Suffolk University Law School. Under the leadership of Director of Clinical Programs Professor Sarah Boonin, Liz supervises students in a diverse range of legal matters, including guardianship cases in the Probate & Family Court, appeals of denials of disability benefits before the Social Security Administration, and denials of public and private health insurance coverage.
In addition to her work with the Health Law Clinic, Liz serves on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. She is also a Board Member of the Graphic Advocacy Project, a non-profit that uses visual and graphic design to make legal resources accessible.
Before joining the Suffolk Law teaching community, Liz worked as a staff attorney at the Disability Law Center in Boston, representing disabled victims of crime in collateral civil matters under the Department of Justice’s Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime grant. Prior to working at the Disability Law Center, Liz clerked for Associate Justice James R. Milkey at the Massachusetts Appeals Court and served as an AmeriCorps Attorney at Community Legal Aid in Worcester, where she helped clients seal their criminal records, appeal affordable housing denials, and access reentry services.
Liz obtained her JD from Harvard Law School in 2018. In law school, she practiced as a Rule 3:03 Student Attorney with the WilmerHale Legal Services Center Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic, the Criminal Justice Institute Public Defenders Clinic, and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. She also interned at the ACLU’s National Prison Project and the New England Innocence Project. As a 3L, Liz served as the online content editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.