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7 Hadar Harris joins Student Press Law Center as executive director H adar Harris, a human rights attorney and non-profit leader with a passion for working with and on behalf of students, was named executive director of the Student Press Law Center. She previously served as the executive director of the Northern California Innocence Project. For 13 years, Harris was executive director of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law. Earlier in her career, Harris served as executive director of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, a bipartisan legislative Harris succeeds Frank D. LoMonte, who served the SPLC with distinction for nine years and is now head of the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, Gainesville. service organization of the US House of Representatives, under the leadership of the late Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA). Following her graduation from law school, she worked in private practice at the law firm Littler Mendelson. Harris holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles. “We searched the country to find a leader who could build on the strong foundation that Frank left us, and I am thrilled that someone of Hadar’s intellect, experience and strategic vision will lead the SPLC,” said Jane Eisner, chair of the SPLC board. Get to know Harris and her vision for SPLC’s future in a podcast, listen here.