B.A., Williams College; J.D., College of William & Mary
Judith M. Conti is the co-founder of the D.C. Employment Justice Center. Her commitment to social justice began at an early age, when a fourth-grade teacher in Staten Island, New York introduced her to the life of Cesar Chavez. Ms. Conti studied philosophy at Williams College, where she spent a lot of time working for and studying social justice movements, while also finding time for the student theater organization. Ms. Conti began law school with the goal of training for a career in which she could use the legal system to ensure other children enjoyed the same opportunities she did growing up.
At the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Ms. Conti was a member of the William and Mary Law Review, the student notes editor and one of the founders of the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, the president of the Women’s Law Student Association, and a member of the Moot Court Bar, competing in the National Moot Court Competition and the National Trial Advocacy Competition. At graduation, Ms. Conti was named the Outstanding Trial Advocate in her class.
After graduating in 1994, Ms. Conti accepted a judicial clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Wisconsin. Realizing that stable and dignified employment for parents leads to security and opportunities for their children, Ms. Conti moved to Washington, D.C. to begin her career as an advocate for working men and women.
In addition to her work at the EJC, Ms. Conti is on the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is an adjunct professor at William and Mary Law School, teaching labor law, and is a class agent for William & Mary’s Alumni Development Office.