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Law Student Testimonial

Jennifer Yang

EJA Summer Fellow


  • EJA Summer Fellow, 

University of Chicago Law School
Fellowship: University of Chicago Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic

I am a first-year law student at the University of Chicago Law School, and am very excited to be working at my school’s Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic...I decided to go to law school due to my outrage over longstanding, widespread state brutality against immigrants and people of color. Though I worked in the private sector before law school, I felt absolute certainty that I had to change my career path to fight against the government-sanctioned injustices violently imposed on human beings simply due to the color of their skin or their lack of money. I intend to dedicate my legal career to advocating for the civil rights of marginalized communities.