Eva Paterson President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

Eva Jefferson Paterson has campaigned for civil rights with passion, courage and tenacity for more than three decades. She is the president and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society, a national organization dedicated to changing the law through progressive legal theory, public policy and practice. A graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, Paterson was at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights for 23 years, and served as its Executive Director for 13 years.