Tania Karas

Journalist Covers law schools, New York courts and access to civil legal services for the New York Law Journal. Originally from Chicago.

Links: Twitter | Personal website | (Current as of: December 3, 2014)

Tania Karas is a New York City-based journalist interested in law, public policy, technology and business. She loves going into the field to find a good story. Tania covers law schools, New York courts and access to civil legal services for the New York Law Journal. She has extensively covered the legal issues faced by victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, SmartMoney magazine, American Lawyer magazine, Fast Company magazine, the Tampa Bay Times and other publications.

She has written about a New York corporate lawyer’s 10-year fight to get a new trial for a wrongfully convicted Alabama death-row inmate; NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s roots as a lawyer; a controversial New York power plant; the failure of St. Petersburg, Fla. police to follow up with families of homicide victims; the Curiosity rover’s Mars landing; how online data collectors track and sell information on our web browsing habits; and how social media is changing the way we grieve. Tania was a 2011 Eric Lund Global Reporting Fellow in Istanbul and in 2012 published an in-depth report on Turkey’s dwindling Greek Orthodox Christian community.

Tania is a 2011 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She was part of a Chicago Innocence Project student investigative reporting team that uncovered evidence of police misconduct in a wrongful conviction case. The inmate, Stanley Wrice, was exonerated in December 2013 after serving 31 years in prison.

Tania is from Chicago, thinks New York winters are wimpy and has run the Chicago Marathon twice. Fun fact: Tania is deaf. She wrote about learning to hear using cochlear implants here.


News Story

A Growing Lawyer ‘Army’ Is Banding Together to Protect Immigrants

Tania Karas
Nation, The
November 23, 2017
Immigrants with attorneys are four times more likely to be released from detention.

News Story

Justice Gap Remains Wide, Hearing Witnesses Say

Tania Karas
New York Law Journal
September 23, 2014
Despite additional funding, the justice gap is nowhere close to being closed testified multiple people at a Lippman's Task Force public hearing.

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