Abby Shafroth

Co-Director of Advocacy

Abby Shafroth is co-director of advocacy at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the director of NCLC’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project. Abby is an expert on the federal student loan program, as well as on the intersection of criminal and consumer law. 

She has represented the interests of students and legal aid organizations on federal and state rulemaking and policy committees and is a lead author of NCLC’s Student Loan Law. Abby has written numerous reports, issue briefs, and op-eds on student loans and criminal justice debt, and frequently presents on these topics. She is regularly quoted in national newspapers and radio regarding federal student loans.

Prior to joining NCLC, Abby litigated civil rights and employment class actions at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC in Washington, D.C., worked as an attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Richard A. Paez of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


J.D. Harvard Law School

B.A. Harvard College