Record: Legal Oral History Project: Judith Bernstein-Baker, Nov. 10, 2000.
Legal Oral History Project: Judith Bernstein-Baker, Nov. 10, 2000.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School
Ms. Bernstein-Baker is both a lawyer and a social worker with a lifetime commitment to fighting poverty and prejudice. In many different professional settings, she has had a profound impact on the most impoverished and vulnerable parts of our community. The daughter of a Jewish immigrant who fled Poland to avoid persecution, Ms. Bernstein-Baker began her career as a social worker organizing communities to improve neighborhoods. After obtaining her J.D. at Temple University, she served as Counsel to the Support Center for Child Advocates and later founded Penn Law Schools Public Service Program, which directs law students to public service and is now a national model. At HIAS and Council she provides critical leadership in the immigration community, and has done important legal work in many forums.
- Bernstein-Baker, Judith