Andrew Ntim is a 2023-2024 Justice Catalyst Fellow with LCCR-SF. As a Fellow, Andrew works with LCCRSF’s racial justice team to advocate on behalf of people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty in California. He supports litigation that seeks to limit the criminalization of houseless individuals sleeping in public, disrupt the sweeping and property destruction of unhoused persons’ possessions, and end San Francisco’s practice of summarily towing legally parked vehicles & imposing burdensome fees because of parking tickets without assessing their ability to pay. Additionally, Andrew works in coalition with homeless advocacy and anti-police terror groups to push legislation addressing these practices.
Most recently, Andrew was a fellow at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in Oakland, where he worked on litigation challenging abusive practices and unconstitutional conditions within California prisons and jails, supported the legal advocacy efforts of prisoners, their families, and other legal aid organizations through technical assistance, self-advocacy materials, and a prisoner legal hotline, and fought against the carceral system at the state and facility level through policy research, communications, and community organizing.
Andrew is a 2022 graduate of Yale Law School and a 2018 graduate of Stanford University. At Yale, he was a part of the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic, where he represented clients in federal sentencing proceedings, and the Trans Justice Practicum, where he supported the work of jailhouse lawyers in Maryland fighting for LGBTQ+ rights behind bars. Additionally, Andrew was the Political Action Chair for OutLaws, a founding member of the Yale Law School National Lawyers Guild, and an extern with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Civil Rights Corps, Law for Black Lives, Advancement Project, and the Water Protector Legal Collective.