Policy Director, NC Policy Watch
Rob Schofield is the Director of Research and Policy Development for NC Policy Watch – a progressive public policy think tank that is a special project of the Justice Center. Rob joined the project in 2006 with more than two decades’ experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer, commentator and trainer.
At Policy Watch, Rob conducts research, authors two weekly online newsletters, writes and edits frequent opinion pieces and blog posts, speaks to various civic groups, appears regularly on TV and radio, and helps build and develop movements for change. From 1992 to 2005, Rob worked as an attorney at the Justice Center – where he helped build the organization from a small Legal Services office into the state’s leading anti-poverty advocacy group. Rob’s career has also included stints with the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and a Washington, DC-based farmworker rights group, the Migrant Legal Action Program.
Rob is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.