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About the StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice

The StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice (SCLJ) is a partner group of StandWithUs, a nonprofit education organization dedicated to supporting Israel and combating antisemitism. SCLJ is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to take legal action against antisemitism by providing legal support to anyone targeted for discrimination, harassment, antisemitic attacks, or other unlawful conduct because of their Jewish, Israeli, or Zionist identities. SCLJ’s legal actions includes litigation, filing Title VI complaints with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, and utilizing all relevant legal strategies to combat antisemitism in K-12, campus and the community.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Yael Lerman

Director

Yael Lerman is the Founding Director of the StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice (SCLJ). In this role, Yael oversees implementation of SCLJ’s mission to take legal action against antisemitism, including: filing Title VI complaints with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights; working with SCLJ members, community stakeholders, and partner organizations on legal strategies to combat antisemitism in K-12 schools, on university campuses, and in the broader community; and serving as a plaintiff in litigation to combat antisemitism.  

Yael is a graduate of Columbia University and New York University Law School. Since 2014, she has served as the Founding Director of the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department, a division of StandWithUs, a partner organization to SCLJ and a nonprofit education organization dedicated to supporting Israel and combating antisemitism. 

Carly Gammill

Director of Legal Strategy

Carly Gammill is the SCLJ’s Director of Legal Strategy.  She is a former constitutional litigator with extensive experience assisting clients on an array of issues, including freedom of speech and religious liberties. For the past decade-plus, she has been active in fighting antisemitism on campuses, in local communities, in court, and at the United Nations. In her role as Director of Legal Strategy, Carly advises the SCLJ and oversees a variety of its efforts in its pursuit of legal justice on behalf of the Jewish community and others who may be the targets of antisemitism. Carly is also the  Founding Director of the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism and serves as Director of Legal Strategy in the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department. 

StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice has partnerships with other non-profit entities to assist in furthering the charitable mission of StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice.

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