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Michael O’Donnell is a lawyer who lives in the Chicago area. His essays and book reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The New Republic, the Washington Monthly, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He works as a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Previously, he practiced law with Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C., clerked for Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and worked as a staff attorney for that court. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his law degree from Boston College.

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