Vice President of Policy and Program
Kara Stein joined ACS in April 2010 and currently serves as Vice President of Policy and Program. In this capacity, she supervises the creation and execution of the organization’s substantive national programming, including the 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, Stein was the Director of Legal Advocacy at the American Jewish Committee (AJC). In that role, she was responsible for coordinating the Committee'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, Stein was an associate at Flemming, Zulack, Williamson and Zauderer, a litigation boutique in New York.
Stein received her J.D. from New York University, her M.P.A. from Harvard University, and her B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University.