Before joining the Florida Justice Institute as a staff attorney in 2015, Erica Selig was a law fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, where she advocated on behalf of people with death sentences, children sentenced to die in prison, and others unfairly convicted and sentenced. At EJI, Erica also documented abusive prison conditions in Alabama and conducted historical research and site investigations of lynching in the South for EJI’s Race and Poverty Project.
Erica received her B.A. in History from the George Washington University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a recipient of the Jeffrey Williams Memorial Prize for Critical Rights Analysis. During law school, Erica participated in the Human Rights Clinic, where she documented labor and human rights violations at tea farms in India and also helped document conditions of confinement in U.S. jails and prisons for people accused of terrorism. She also interned at the Orleans Public Defenders, Human Rights Watch, the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and the Human Rights Law Network.
Erica is a member of the Florida Bar, is a special member of the Alabama Bar, and is admitted to practice in U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida.