Kara Stein, Vice President of Policy Development and Programming


 
 
Kara Stein joined ACS in April 2010 and currently serves as Vice President of Policy Development and Programming. In this capacity, she supervises the creation and execution of the organization’s substantive national programming, including ACS's national convention and publications; coordinates the activities of national projects with student and lawyer chapters; and maintains relationships with practitioners, academics, public interest groups and public officials.

Before joining ACS, Kara was the American Jewish Committee’s Director of Legal Advocacy. In that role, she was responsible for coordinating AJC's amicus participation in cases concerning church-state separation, religious liberty, and civil rights and worked closely with AJC’s regional offices to implement organizational policy, particularly in the area of immigration. Before joining AJC, Kara practiced as an associate at a litigation boutique in New York.

Kara graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and received her Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.