Laurie Magid '85LAW


Laurie Magid is a 1985 graduate of the Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Columbia Law Review. After graduating, she served as a law clerk on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before entering public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. For the last two decades she has been a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. During her time as a federal prosecutor she was detailed to the Department of Justice’s Pardon Office for the last year of the Obama Administration to work on the Clemency Initiative. For the last few years, she has worked primarily on compassionate release motions by people who are incarcerated.

Laurie has taught criminal procedure and legal writing - as an Associate Professor at Widener Law School, as a Legal Writing professor at Villanova Law School, and as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School and Temple Law School.

Laurie was a member of the Columbia Law School Association from 2010 to 2018, where she served as President for the last four years and brought a focus on mentoring women and first-year professional students. She served on the Columbia Alumni Association from 2017 to 2023, as a University Senator from 2022 to 2023, and on the Alumnae Leadership Group since 2015, where she helped organize the first “She Opened the Door” conference. She was the Chair of Leaders Weekend in 2019.

Laurie lives in Philadelphia with her husband, who owns a catering company, and has three grown children and four grandchildren. She also serves on the Board of her synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York’s LGBT synagogue, where she has helped lead their efforts on social justice issues.





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