J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
B.A., College of William and Mary
Mary Bauer is the executive cirector of the Legal Aid Justice Center. From 2009 to 2013, she served as legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Alabama. From 2004 to 2009, she was the director of SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project.
Bauer is the author of Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States, published in 2007; Under Siege: Life for Low-Income Latinos in the South, published in 2009; and the co-author of Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry, published in 2010.
She has a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990. Upon graduating from law school, she received a Skadden fellowship in 1990 to work with migrant farmworkers in Virginia. Since that time, she has worked as an attorney representing low-wage immigrant workers in employment and civil rights cases. She also served as the legal director of the Immigrant Advocacy Project of the Legal Aid Justice Center and the legal director of the Virginia ACLU.