Maisie joined the Civil Rights & Racial Justice Program at LAJC in October 2020. Prior to LAJC, Maisie was a Public Defender in Columbia, South Carolina. In that role she saw the crushing power of the American criminal legal system and the resiliency and fortitude of people. Maisie earned her BBA from Hofstra University and her law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she received the Calhoun Bond University Service Award and the National Association of Women Lawyers Award. Maisie is also a graduate of the 2014 Class of Gideon’s Promise Core 101 and she still serves the program as a junior faculty member. Maisie is licensed in South Carolina and has a pending bar application in Washington, D.C.