The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs extends a warm welcome to Yan Cao (Attorney and Fellow) of the Project on Predatory Student Lending, Mason Kortz (Clinical Fellow) of the Cyberlaw Clinic, and Phil Waters (Clinical Fellow) of the Health Law and Policy Clinic.
Attorney and Fellow, Project on Predatory Student Lending
Yan Cao joined the Legal Services Center as an attorney and fellow for the Project on Predatory Student Lending in 2016. Previously, Yan was a staff attorney and fellow at Brooklyn Legal Services where she provided assistance to low-income student loan borrowers. Yan also clerked for Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Judge J. Paul Oetken on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Yan is a graduate of Simon’s Rock College of Bard and Stanford University, and received her J.D. from NYU Law School where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Law Scholar and served as Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Law Review.
Clinical Fellow, Cyberlaw Clinic
Mason Kortz is a clinical instructional fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, part of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His areas of interest include online speech and privacy and the use of data products (big or small) to advance social justice. Mason has worked as a data manager for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a legal fellow in the Technology for Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and a clerk in the District of Massachusetts. He has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Dartmouth College. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and game design.
Clinical Fellow, Health Law and Policy Clinic
Phil joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in October 2016 as a Clinical Fellow. Phil received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar. During law school, Phil pursued various experiential opportunities in health law and public interest, including working as a summer associate with the National Health Law Program and serving as an extern for Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Medical-Legal Partnership. While at UNC, Phil worked for three years as a volunteer Healthcare Navigator and oversaw training and coordination of volunteer navigators from UNC with Legal Aid of North Carolina. Prior to law school, Phil received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC.