Virginia Sloan

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Virginia E. Sloan is President and Founder of The Constitution Project and serves on its Board of Directors.  Sloan previously served as Executive Director of the Task Force on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and, for 14 years, was a counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.  She was a law clerk to a federal judge and a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles.  Sloan is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and Measures for Justice.  She served as a Council member of the ABA’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, and then a special counsel, and is now the Section’s Constitutional Rights Division Director and Chair of its Death Penalty Review and Education Project.  Sloan chaired IRR’s Criminal Justice Committee, which co-sponsored the successful 1999 ABA death penalty moratorium resolution.

In May 2008, Sloan was honored by the Legal Times as a “Champion,” “one of 30 lawyers who have had the greatest impact on the Washington legal community over the last 30 years and whose community and public service has set an example that other D.C. lawyers should follow.”


  • President and Founder, The Constitution Project