Brenda Berlin

Senior Lecturing Fellow
Supervising Attorney, Children's Law Clinic


Brenda Berlin is a Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervisory Attorney in the Children's Law Clinic. From August 1999 to December 2001 she served as the Director of Pro Bono and a Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School.

Before coming to Duke, Berlin was Director of the Pro Bono Program and a Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia where she represented low-income individuals in the areas of family law, landlord and tenant law and public benefits.

Prior to joining Legal Aid, Berlin was a senior trial attorney with the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice where she was responsible for enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University National Law Center.

Berlin received her B.A. degree magna cum laude from Duke University in 1986 where she was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School in 1990. After law school, Berlin clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.