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Ariel Nelson  |  Contributor

Email : anelson@nclc.org Twitter : @nclc4consumers

Ariel Nelson is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, focusing on criminal justice debt and credit and background check reporting issues. She is a co-author of the June 2020 study "Commercialized (In)Justice Litigation Guide: Applying Consumer Laws to Commercial Bail, Prison Retail, and Private Debt Collection" and a contributor to NCLC's Fair Credit Reporting and Collection Actions publications.

Previously, Nelson litigated administrative and environmental law cases as a staff attorney/clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. She also served as a law clerk to two federal judges. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from Harvard University.

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Why the Police Shouldn’t Be Armed Debt Collectors

Reforms that address police violence against communities of color won't be effective unless we reduce governments' over-reliance on revenue from fines and court fees for minor offenses.

July 31, 2020
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