Alisha Harris’s lifelong enjoyment of reading, writing, and advocating for others led to her career as an attorney. By attaining this goal, she hopes to be a role model for young women of color pursuing a career in the legal field.

During law school, Alisha served two years in the Innocence Project at Elon University School of Law, first as a case manager and later as Vice President. In those roles, she put her law skills to work advocating on behalf of the wrongly convicted in North Carolina. Based on Alisha’s commitment and passion for Innocence Project, she was selected to travel to South Africa to study prisoners’ rights and prison reform, focusing her research on the impact of solitary confinement on mental health. During this life-changing experience, she broadened her exposure to the law in other cultures.

Alisha has earned her MBA from Elon University at the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business. While in law school, Alisha participated in the JD/MBA dual degree program. Alisha’s other law school activities included serving on the Elon Law Pro Bono board as the Co-Chair and Event Coordinator.

Before joining Hedrick Gardner, Alisha completed a clerkship for the Summer Judicial Diversity Project.

Outside work, Alisha enjoys trying new restaurants with friends. In quieter moments, she spends time with her dog, Prada, and catches up on the latest trending TV shows.

Experience and Involvement


Innocence Project

  • Case Manager (January 2019 – January 2020)
  • Vice President (January 2020 – December 2020)

Elon University School of Law:

  • Elon Law Pro Bono Board (Co-Chair and Event Coordinator)
  • BLSA (Academic Chair)

Elon University School of Law:

  • Leadership Fellow