Miguel Willis

Miguel Willis

LSAC Presidential Innovation Fellow

Miguel Willis currently serves as the inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellow at Law School Admission Council, where he oversees the Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program. The Tech Fellows Program pairs law students with legal services organizations to develop projects that support the use of technology, data, and design-thinking to bridge the justice gap in America.

Miguel began his legal career at the Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation while obtaining his bachelor
s degree in political science at Howard University. While at Seattle University School of Law, Miguel worked with a developer to create CaseBooker, a textbook marketplace app for law students. He served as president of the Black Law Students Association and on the National Black Law Students Association National Board. He was an outspoken opponent of the city’s proposal to build a new juvenile jail.

Miguel’s entrepreneurial spirit, drive to innovate, and commitment to diversity and access to justice earned
him recognition by the American Bar Association as a 2018 “Legal Rebel.” He also competed as a finalist in the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Completion and was recognized as the 2016 National Jurist Law Student of the Year.

Miguel is committed to leveraging his law degree in a nontraditional way to solve seemingly intractable problems. Upon graduating law school, he worked at the Alaska Court System to help solve the problem of access to justice for low-income communities.