Ramis J. Wadood is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan. He works on a broad range of issues, but focuses on the ACLU’s immigrant rights, policing, and surveillance work.
Ramis was born and raised in the Detroit area but took a couple of detours to earn a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Columbia University and a law degree from Yale Law School. He started at the ACLU of Michigan as a Skadden Fellow, during which time he launched a project to provide legal representation and advice to immigrants who faced police violence.
Outside of his day job, Ramis is a board member of Wayne County Healthy Communities, a local non-profit health clinic. He also serves on the attorney committee for American Citizens for Justice, a Detroit-based Asian American civil rights organization, and on the steering committee for the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, a statewide coalition of immigration advocates.