Jennifer C. Braceras

Director, Independent Women's Law Center, Independent Women's Forum

Topics: Civil Rights • Education Policy • Due Process • Culture • Fourteenth Amendment • First Amendment • Labor & Employment Law • Politics

Jennifer C. Braceras is a lawyer, columnist, and political analyst. She currently serves as Director of Independent Women's Law Center, a project of Independent Women's Forum.

In addition to her work for IWF, Braceras is a contributing columnist to the Boston Globe. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, and the New York Sun. Braceras has been a guest on FOX & Friends and CNN/HLN and appears regularly on WGBH-Boston, WBUR, and New England Cable News.

Previously, Braceras taught courses in anti-discrimination law at Boston College Law School and at Suffolk University Law School. By appointment of President George W. Bush, she served as a Commissioner of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) from 2001-2007.

Earlier in her career, Braceras practiced labor and employment law with the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray. After graduating from Harvard Law School, she clerked for the Hon. William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit.

Between college and law school, she worked as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Vice President Dan Quayle.

Braceras is a former trustee of the University of Massachusetts (her undergraduate alma mater), where she chaired the search for a new Chancellor of the flagship campus. 

She and her husband are the parents of four children.

Click to play: Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

The Boston Lawyers Chapter, McCarter & English, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

The Federalist Society, McCarter & English,and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present Shakespeare and the Law 2019...

Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

Shakespeare and the Law 2019 - Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard's Plays

The Boston Lawyers Chapter, McCarter & English, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

The Federalist Society, McCarter & English,and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present Shakespeare and the Law 2019...

Click to play: Shakespeare & the Law: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare & the Law: Julius Caesar

Boston Lawyers Chapter

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of power, political assassination and intrigue –...

Shakespeare & the Law: Julius Caesar

Boston Lawyers Chapter

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of power, political assassination and intrigue –...