Alison E. Brody is a former litigation attorney and longtime civic educator in Portland, Oregon. She has served on the boards of various civil rights and higher education organizations at the state and national levels. Since 1999, she has coached the Lincoln High School Constitution Team. Her students have won three national championships in the We the People competition. She also works with the Classroom Law Project to teach K–12 students about the criminal justice system. Alison received a B.A. in history from Yale College, a M.St. in history from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.