Noel Leon L’13
Noel is the Director of the Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund at the National Women’s Law Center. The Abortion Access LDF is intended to help pay expenses related to legal consequences that abortion patients and supporters face following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Previously, as Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, Noel developed and led an initiative to support and protect abortion providers facing employment discrimination and other employment barriers related to their ability to provide or seek training in abortion. Noel also spent time as a litigation associate at a small civil rights law firm in New York City and a law clerk on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
During law school, Noel was Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of Law & Social Change, Direct Service Director for the Penn Carey Law Reproductive Rights Project, and Co-President of the Equal Justice Foundation. She held internships at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Women’s Law Project of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Yale University.