Tara Norris '11

Tara Norris

Tara Norris (B.A. Political Science, ’11) is an attorney who is currently working as a law clerk for a federal appellate judge.


Tara was the Captain of the UCLA Debate Team and qualified for the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence with her partner. She graduated summa cum laude and received Highest Honors from the Department of Political Science for her thesis, Female Bodies, Male Hierarchies: Male Identity, Masculine Virtue, and the Exclusion of Women from Combat Positions in the U.S. Military. She also has a minor in English.


Tara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2015. She also received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership for her commitment to student organizations and the HLS community. After law school, she clerked on the Southern District of New York and worked as a litigation associate at a large law firm in New York.