Angela A. Ciolfi

  • Lecturer

Angela Ciolfi currently teaches the Civil Rights Clinic and has taught a number of clinics and courses at the Law School. She is the director of litigation and advocacy for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville.

Ciolfi previously served as legal director of JustChildren, an LAJC program that focuses on improving Virginia’s public education, juvenile justice and foster care systems. Her work for the program earned her the Oliver White Hill Award from the Virginia State Bar in 2003 as a student and the Child Advocacy Award from the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2010.

She joined LAJC as a Powell Fellow in 2004 after clerking for U.S. District Judge Reginald C. Lindsay. Ciolfi is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the Virginia Law Review, was elected to the Raven Society and Order of the Coif, and won the VTLA Trial Advocacy Award, James C. Slaughter Honor Award and the Pro Bono Award.

In 2017 she received the 2017 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee for her work advocating for children's issues throughout the commonwealth.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • College of William & Mary

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