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Justin Lam

Justin Lam


Justin Lam is a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Goldman School of Public Policy. He brings seven years’ experience working at the intersections of education, politics, and policy at both the federal and local levels.

Prior to UC Berkeley, Justin was the Digital Manager at Educators for Excellence (E4E), an organization that ensures teachers have a leading voice in the policies that impact their students and their profession. Over six years, Justin’s digital, data, branding, and operational work contributed to the organization expanding to six states with 25,000 teacher members. His work has contributed to the release of over 20 teacher-written policy papers, the first-ever voter guides for union elections in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, and the passage of teacher preparation accountability and increased professional development funding in the 2015 Minnesota state budget. Before joining Educators for Excellence, Justin was a fifth-grade special education teacher in the South Bronx. 

Recently, Justin completed work as a fellow at Partners for Each and Every Child, a project of the Opportunity Institute. He worked to highlight opportunities within state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, along with other state and federal education laws, to help people make their voices heard. This past summer, Justin worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on stakeholder engagement strategies to improve federal financial assistance policies.

Justin graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles with a​ ​bachelor’s degree in political science, and attended the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Policy Interests

  • Education
  • Politics
  • Leadership and Management
  • Law
  • Public Management
  • Communication and Media
  • Government
  • Elections
  • Regulation
  • Public Finance


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Last updated on 08/21/2018