Elizabeth Ling joined BFDP in September 2015. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University. After college, Elizabeth knew she wanted to pursue a career in public interest law and enrolled in a dual-degree program. She received her J.D. and M.S.W. from Fordham University in 2015.
In law school, Elizabeth was a member of the Stein Scholars for Public Interest, co-director of the Youth Advocacy Law Association, and a student in the Criminal Defense Clinic. She also worked as a research assistant for Fordham’s Family Advocacy Clinic professor and assisted with a paper challenging mandatory reporting laws in cases of neglect. During her summers, Elizabeth represented victims of domestic violence in family court, helped develop training materials for judges, and assisted undocumented youth gain immigration status. Through her social work program, Elizabeth also became trained in trauma-informed therapies.
Elizabeth is eager and excited to be representing parents in Brooklyn Family Court.