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Angela Groves

Staff Attorney, Opportunity to Learn

Angela Groves is a Staff Attorney in Advancement Project’s Opportunity to Learn program. She provides legal and policy support to grassroots organizations across the country in their campaigns to end the school-to-prison pipeline and obtain a liberatory education. Angela is also a member of the litigation team supporting the Power & Democracy program’s voter protection work in Georgia.

Prior to joining Advancement Project, Angela was an attorney at the civil rights law firm Relman Colfax. Centering racial justice, her litigation practice at Relman Colfax included federal lawsuits challenging discrimination in housing, education, policing, and public accommodations. Angela served as a law clerk to the Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She began her career as a high school social studies educator in Miami, Florida.

Angela received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. Angela was awarded the Gary E. Moncrieffe Award from New York University for most outstanding student in the study of racism and the law, as well as the Vanderbilt Award for outstanding contributions to the law school. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where she majored in Public and International Affairs and received a Certificate in African American Studies.

Angela is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.