National Center for Access to Justice

Aaron Sussman


Aaron Sussman, staff attorney at the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ), works on a full-time basis to advance NCAJ’s mission and promote fair and equal access to the legal system. Aaron helps guide the development of The Justice Index, supervise NCAJ’s research projects, and advance NCAJ’s other access to justice initiatives.  Before joining NCAJ, Aaron served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sarah Netburn of the Southern District of New York, the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal of the Central District of California, and the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips of the Central District of California. Aaron received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he was enrolled in the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy. During law school, Aaron served as Chief Executive Editor of the UCLA Law Review, assisted first-year law students as a Writing Advisor in the Lawyering Skills Clinical Program, and taught civil rights litigation to high school sophomores through the American Legal Education Clinic. Aaron spent his law school summers at the New York Civil Liberties Union and in the chambers of the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to law school, Aaron helped advocate for the rights of children in state foster care systems as a paralegal at Children’s Rights in New York City. Aaron’s legal articles and student comments have been published in the UCLA Law Review, the Vermont Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, and have been included in law school class curricula and in the textbook Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform.