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Leitner Human Rights Speaker Series: Alec Karakatsanis, Civil Rights Corps
February 10, 2020 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: Room 3-09, Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Contact: leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu

Alec Karakatsanis is the founder and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit organization dedicated to systemic litigation and advocacy that challenges the pervasive injustices in the American criminal legal system. Karakatsanis graduated from Yale College in 2005 and Harvard Law School in 2008, where he was a Supreme Court Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Before founding Civil Rights Corps, Alec was a civil rights lawyer and public defender with the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; a federal public defender in Alabama, representing impoverished people accused of federal crimes; and co-founder of the non-profit organization Equal Justice Under Law. He is the author of Policing, Mass Imprisonment, and the Failure of American Lawyers, 128 Harv. L. Rev. F. 253 (2015), and The Human Lawyer, 34 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 563 (2010). Within his work and advocacy, Karakatsanis is focused on ending human caging, surveillance, the death penalty, immigration laws, war, and inequality. He was awarded the 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice for his role in bringing constitutional civil rights cases around the country to challenge the money bail system




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