Elizabeth Parr Hecker
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Ms. Hecker is an attorney in the Appellate Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where she briefs and argues appeals of civil rights cases. Before joining the Appellate Section, she was a Senior Counsel in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy, where she focused on formulating and advancing the Justice Department’s major policy initiatives. From 2008 to 2013 Ms. Hecker was an attorney in the Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, where she litigated cases dealing with discrimination in housing and lending. Prior to joining the Justice Department, she worked as an associate at two national law firms. Ms. Hecker clerked for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.