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3L Law Student Selected For 2020-2021 George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship


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DePaul Law 3L Bryanna Jenkins was selected for the 2020-2021 George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights legal organizations. The Lindsay Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, D.C. Fellows become involved with substantive legal activities, which involve co-counseled litigation with prominent law firms and non-litigation activities such as transactional legal services, legislative and public policy advocacy, and public education on important civil rights matters. Jenkins fellowship will focus on advocating on the behalf of black and brown queer youths who face discrimination from educational institutions. Jenkins will work on her fellowship within the organization’s educational opportunities project group.

 

Jenkins previously participated in DePaul Law’s year-long civil rights clinic under the instruction of Sara Garber and Amanda Yarusso. Additionally, she held summer associate positions at Loevy & Loevy, People’s Law Office, and the ACLU of Illinois. She is also a former judicial extern for Cook County Chancery Judge, Hon. Diane J. Larsen and the Northern District of Illinois Judge, Hon. Ruben Castillo. 

 

Jenkins will receive her JD in December 2019.​