J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
B.A., University of Chicago
Nina Wu is a Supervising Attorney in the Public Benefits Law Unit. Nina co-manages the unit and advocates for clients and systemic change in a wide range of public benefits matters, including Social Security, food stamps, Medicaid, and unemployment insurance. Nina is proficient in Mandarin.
Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2011 as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Nina was a Clinical Law Fellow with the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Law and a Programs and Policy Advisor for the governor of Illinois. She also worked at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Project Northstar, a tutoring and mentoring organization for children experiencing homelessness. During law school, Nina interned with the Mississippi branch of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Alaska Public Defender Agency, and Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Nina graduated with a B.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was awarded a Richter Fund for her public interest work and served as Co-President of Oeconomica, the undergraduate economics journal. Nina received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was selected to be a Pro Bono and Public Service Fellow, served as a teaching assistant for the Community Justice Clinic, and held leadership positions with several student organizations. While in law school, Nina received the University of Maryland School of Law Public Service Award and the University of Maryland School of Law Leadership in Public Service Award.