Casey Danoff L’23
Casey was raised in Englewood, New Jersey and graduated from the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs in the Class of 2020 as a Political Communications major and Psychology minor. At GW, Casey was a member of an all-female acapella group, and both performed and choreographed in student musical theater groups.
During her time in college, Casey interned in the Office of US Senator Cory Booker (NJ), at Emerge America, an organization that helps recruit and train Democratic women to run for office, and at the Anti-Defamation League. She also served as a Research Assistant for Dr. Ethan Porter on his project about increasing and supporting women’s political ambitions to run for office. She spent her summers working at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, where she created and served as director for the Social Justice and Community Service program, which consisted of eight weeks of camp-wide programming focused on the Jewish value of “Tikkun Olam,” or repairing the world.
Casey is committed to advocating for the rights and equity of women, particularly in the realms of reproductive and workplace justice. Following her 1L year, Casey interned at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW), an organization that strives to achieve more just legal outcomes for victims of battering charged with crimes. At NCDBW, Casey researched the use and treatment of PTSD in cases of victim defendants, and created a tool based on her findings that the legal team can use to provide counsel to attorneys representing victim defendants. At Penn Law, Casey serves as Public Interest and Pro-Bono Co-Chair for the Penn Law Women’s Association, Mentorship Co-Chair for the Student Public Interest Network, and as a Morris Fellow Mentor. She is also an associate editor on the Journal of Law and Social Change.