NATASHA Távora Baker

Natasha Távora Baker is an Associate at Bryan Schwartz Law. Prior to joining Bryan Schwartz Law, Ms. Baker was a Skadden Fellow at Open City Advocates in Washington, D.C., where she provided post-disposition representation to juveniles in the local juvenile justice system. 

While in law school, Ms. Baker was a board member of Street Law, a student organization that provides legal education to youth in detention and in schools. She served as a student-attorney in the Prisoner & Reentry Clinic, representing adults in post-sentencing relief matters. She also interned with the Immigrant and Employee Right Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, and Equal Justice Under Law, a civil rights non-profit legal organization that focuses on wealth-based discrimination.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Baker was engaged in education work in France, California, and Brazil. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Boston College and is an avid capoeirista in her spare time.

ADMISSIONS
State Bar of California
Bar of the District of Columbia

EDUCATION
J.D. 2017, The George Washington University Law School 
B.A. 2010, Boston College 

PUBLICATIONS
Rehabilitation via Arbitrariness: Why Commitment as a Dispositional Option in Washington, D.C.'s Juvenile Justice System Should be Abolished, 22 U.C. Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol'y 135 (2018)

The Autocrat's Playbook: Year One in the Age of Trump, The New Leader blog (2017)

That’ll Cost You a Joke: Lessons from Being a Young, Female Law Student, Ms. JD blog (2016)

HONORS AND AWARDS
The George Washington University Law School Presidential Merit Scholar, Order of the Coif

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES
Portuguese
Spanish