board member

Courtney Liss

Trial Lawyer, Keker, Van Nest, & Peters LLP

Courtney is a trial lawyer in San Francisco, California at Keker, Van Nest, & Peters LLP. She previously completed a federal appellate clerkship on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Courtney also serves as a mentor for The Appellate Project. 

At the University of Michigan Law, she was the editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, a member and former board member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the First Generation Law Students association, and an advocate for law school reform to benefit the diverse student body and community.

Before coming to law school, Courtney served on the government affairs and communication teams at the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service where she built relationships between the executive branch and Congress, and shared stories that illuminate the personal impact of legislation on constituents across the country. She also previously served as the chair of the Alumnae Network for Public Leadership Education Network. While in college,she previously worked for Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, and McBee Strategic Consulting (now Signal Group). Courtney also led a campaign against campus sexual assault that garnered national attention and a speaking opportunity at Pew. Courtney is a graduate from Tulane University with a degree in Political Science and History.