2018 LEGAL INNOVATORS

From law students to movement lawyering elders, nascent legal collectives to well-established legal service agencies, these 15 innovators have bold ideas about how law can better defend, support and embolden black communities. Our 2018 Fellows are working to address the range of critical issues impacting Black communities including housing rights, economic justice, criminal justice reform and mass incarceration and were selected based on their commitment to their community, the boldness of their ideas, and the potential for immediate and sustainable impact in their work.

Alana Greer

 

COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROJECT

MIAMI, FLORIDA

Amanda Alexander

 

DETROIT JUSTICE CENTER

DETROIT, MI

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Brandon Greene

 

EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER

BERKELEY, CA

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Danielle Coleman

 

THE LEGAL MOVE

ANN ARBOR, MI

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Elizabeth Carter

 

URBAN COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE LEGAL CENTER

NEWARK, NJ

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Jassmin Poyaoan

EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER

BERKELEY, CA

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Jennifer Ubiera

LAW FOR BLACK LIVES - D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Kris Henderson

AMISTAD LAW PROJECT

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Meena Jagannath

COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROJECT

MIAMI, FL

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Nia Weeks

UPENDO LEGAL CLINIC

NEW ORLEANS, LA

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Nick Allen

SEATTLE MOVEMENT LAWYERING PROJECT

SEATTLE, WA

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Nikkita Oliver

SEATTLE MOVEMENT LAWYERING PROJECT

SEATTLE, WA

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Oscar Londono

COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROJECT

MIAMI, FL

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Sima Atri

ARCH CITY DEFENDERS

ST. LOUIS, MO

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Soffiyah Elijah

ALLIANCE OF FAMILIES FOR JUSTICE 

HARLEM, NY