Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow
Elias Schultz is a Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
Elias received his law degree from Stanford Law School and his B.A. from Amherst College. While at Stanford, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Law & Policy Review, as a research assistant to Professor Robert W. Gordon, and as a student attorney with the Community Law Clinic, where he helped low-income people defend against eviction, expunge criminal records, and obtain Social Security benefits. He also assisted the legal defense of a plaintiff’s lawyer facing criminal contempt charges after obtaining a $9.5 billion judgment against an oil company for environmental damage in Ecuador. Elias spent his law school summers interning for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and a union-side labor law firm. He graduated from Stanford with High Pro Bono Honors. At Amherst, he received the Densmore Berry Collins Prize for the best thesis in Political Science, which explored institutional change in jury service in the twentieth century.
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Elias completed a clerkship for the Honorable Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
- J.D., Stanford Law School
- B.A., Amherst College, summa cum laude
- Stanford Community Law Clinic
- New York