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Christine Leonard

Adjunct Professor


Christine Leonard teaches the BC in DC Program and is an adjunct faculty member at BC Law. She has over 15 years of experience working to improve the country’s justice system from both the executive and the legislative branches of the federal government—in addition to corporate and nonprofit experience. From her past roles in the House, Senate and the White House, she has a solid record of legislative accomplishments that resulted in meaningful reform of the criminal justice system. She is an expert in legislative policy and well-versed in finding common ground with parties from diverse perspectives and interests.

Currently, she is serving as the Director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs for the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Previously in 2015, she spearheaded the launch of the Coalition for Public Safety, an unprecedented alliance of progressive and conservative funders and national organizations working together on criminal justice reform.