O’Connor to bolster policy team, overall messaging of WILL content
February 27, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) hired Cori O’Connor, recently an editorial page editor for the Wall Street Journal, as its Writer and Research Associate. Cori brings to WILL a wealth of experience in writing, especially op-eds, policy research, and communications and will serve to bolster a growing policy team and improve messaging of WILL content.
Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel at WILL, welcomed Cori,
“We have a profound respect and appreciation for the Wall Street Journal op-ed and editorial team as a national leader in promoting the principles of free markets and free people. As such, I am very excited for Cori to join WILL and the conservative movement here in Wisconsin. Her background at the Wall Street Journal and New York Post will help WILL’s growing policy team, op-ed capabilities, social media, and overall messaging of our lawsuits and policy reports.”
Originally from upstate New York, Cori attended The King’s College in New York City and earned a degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics in 2015. At The King’s College, she edited the Empire State Tribune, a student newspaper, worked for two years on The Federalist Project, and interned with the New York Post editorial board.
O’Connor spent two and half years at the Wall Street Journal after graduation. She was selected as a Bartley Fellow, then continued work at the Journal as an editor on the opinion page. With the Journal she wrote, edited, and ran social media.
Cori O’Connor said of coming to WILL, “It’s great to be here. I’m very excited to work with the nationally acclaimed attorneys and researchers at WILL to affect policy and make a difference in Wisconsin.”
O’Connor and her fiancé live in Milwaukee. She started work this week and can be reached at [email protected] .
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is a 501(c)3 legal and public policy research organization in Milwaukee. Started in 2011, WILL has issued dozens of reports and pursues litigation focused on education reform and economic liberty and free markets. Its attorneys, researchers, litigation, and reports have been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Examiner, National Review, and the Weekly Standard, and its staff regularly appear on local and national TV and radio programs.