David Carpman

Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow

David Carpman is the inaugural Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow with Legal Aid’s Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project. He assists in efforts to litigate appeals and file amicus briefs on matters of importance to people living in poverty in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2017, David served for several years as a legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. He was previously a law clerk to the Honorable Matthew Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable Richard Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During law school, he completed over 2,000 hours of pro bono work, primarily as a student attorney in housing and public benefits cases at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was also a senior editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

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J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
Harvard Environmental Law Review,
Senior Editor

B.A., Yale University


Email: dcarpman@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 386-6681
Fax: (202) 727-2132


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