Joe Zogby

We didn‘t get to shoot with Joe anywhere near as much as we wanted to. Joe is Chief Counsel to Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dick Durbin, one of two original cosponsors of the DREAM Act. In 2003, when that bill was marked-up in the Judiciary Committee we were filming quite a bit with Joe‘s counterparts in other offices, Joe Jacquot and Patrick Shen, but we only got to film Joe in their DREAM Act negotiations.

A lot of Senate offices were thrown by the idea of allowing a film crew to document their daily lives, and we were turned down by more than one Press Secretary. We‘re glad that although we weren‘t able to film Joe‘s work more completely, he has remained a friend of the project.

In addition to serving as Sen. Durbin‘s Chief Counsel, Joe is Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law. Previously, Joe was Special Counsel on Post-9/11 Discrimination in the U.S. Department of Justice and Senior Trial Attorney in the Justice Department's Special Litigation Section. During the Clinton Administration, Joe was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. He is a recipient of the Department of Justice's Special Achievement Award, the International Peace Prayer Day's Man of Peace Award, the Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship, and Georgetown University's Deborah Hauger International Public Interest Law Fellowship. Joe received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Award, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Joe Zogby appears in Stories 6 Marking Up the Dream
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