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James Forman, Jr., is a clinical professor at Yale University Law School. He was previously a professor at Georgetown. James and David Domenici began an after-school program in Washington, DC for kids who have had trouble in the criminal justice system, offering them tutoring and a job. Their program expanded to See Forever, a private tuition-free school, funded by private donations. See Forever opened the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, named for Forman's godmother, which has since opened two other campuses. See Forever also plans to begin working with the DC government to take over the school at Oak Hill, the detention facility for DC youth. See Forever intends to partner with the District to take one of the worst facilities in the country and turn it into a national model of high quality services for incarcerated young people. He began his career as a public defender. As a law student, James spent both summers working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He clerked for Judge William Norris on the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. His published works include: Do Charter Schools Threaten Public Education? (Univ. of Illinois Law Review); The Rise and Fall of School Vouchers: A Story of Religion, Race and Politics (UCLA Law Review); The Secret History of School Choice: How Progressives Got There First (Georgetown Law Journal); From Martin Luther King to Bill Cosby: Race and Class in the 21st Century (Villanova Law Review); Community Policing and Youth as Assets (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology); and Juries and Race in the Nineteenth Century (Yale Law Journal). Based on his scholarship and teaching, James was recently featured as one of 10 outstanding young scholars by the magazine Black Issues in Higher Education. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.