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Kristin Shapiro

Visiting Fellow

Kristin Shapiro is a visiting fellow with Independent Women's Forum. Kristin received her bachelor of arts degree from New York University, magna cum laude, in 2004, majoring in Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies.  After graduating from NYU, she served for two years as the Special Projects Officer of the IMPACT Coalition, the non-profit corporation that ran the New York Urban Debate League.  At IMPACT, Kristin directed an after-school debate resource center for students in the Bronx and taught a debate class at Rikers Island Penitentiary.

Kristin received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2009, where she served on the editorial board of the Northwestern University Law Review and graduated second in her class.  After law school, Kristin clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kristin was then an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, a DC law firm, for six years, where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal and district courts.  In 2016, Kristin was selected by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in the DC area.

Kristin's commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Corporate Counsel, and Law360.  Kristin lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

 

Recent Articles:

A Paid Family Leave Plan That Congress Might Actually Pass
August 16 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Social Security-based paid parental leave is worth considering
May 10 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Parental Leave through Social Security: A Response to Critics
May 10 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Paid Family Leave and the Right
February 23 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Want paid family leave? Just borrow from your future self
February 22 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


For conservatives, Social Security could be key for paid leave reform
February 18 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Utilize the natural connection of parental leave and Social Security
February 16 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Can a ‘conservative’ approach lead to agreement on social insurance for family and medical leave?
February 13 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Family Leave Plan That Pays for Itself
February 8 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


No, the Ivanka–Rubio Paid-Leave Plan Wouldn’t Punish Families
February 7 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Marco Rubio's eye falls on a parental-leave solution
February 6 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Michael Barone: Toward a Trump Republicanism
February 1 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Family Leave
January 31 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


How Trump Can Be More Trumpian
January 30 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


#108 An Approach to Parental Leave Everyone Can Get Behind
January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Simple Plan for Parental Leave
January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Better Paid-Leave Idea
January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Policy Focus: A Budget-Neutral Approach to Parental Leave
January 9 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


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