Aurie Hall, JD
Aurie Hall was acting director of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program from January through June of 2018. Previously, Hall was the founding director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, creating, funding, and implementing strategies to advocate for reducing incarceration and recidivism and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. In that role, which she served from 1998 to 2007, Ms. Hall built a cohort of advocates and providers that resulted in significant statewide policy changes in Maryland. Prior to that, Ms. Hall was a staff attorney with DC Prisoners’ Project, where she litigated individual and class action civil rights cases on behalf of persons incarcerated by the District of Columbia. Ms. Hall brought novel cases in a prison context, including HIV/AIDS discrimination, race discrimination in the provision of medical care, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She was a teaching fellow in the Criminal Justice Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center and a staff fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project.
Until recently, Ms. Hall sat on the board of City First Enterprises, a mission-driven, nonprofit holding company of City First Bank, a community development bank that has deployed over $1 billion to expand economic opportunity and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income citizens in the Washington, DC, area. In addition, Ms. Hall is an artist whose work is regularly featured in gallery shows and is held in public and private collections. She received a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center, a JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and a BA from Davidson College.