The National Law Journal: Voting Rights Institute Gets $1M from MacArthur Foundation


The Voting Rights Institute, created by Georgetown, the Campaign Legal Center and the American Constitution Society, trains law students, attorneys and advocates on voting rights issues and gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to work on voting rights policy and litigation.

“By providing resources, litigating, educating, training and conducting new and original research, the [institute] is growing the pool of voting rights attorneys and experts at this crucial time when they are needed the most,” said Gerry Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center.

Last semester, the clinic drafted an amicus brief on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center and the Georgia NAACP in a voting rights case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit that challenges school board voting districts in Sumter County. The brief argued that the court must consider the circumstances present in a jurisdiction, not just the number of minority voters, said Patrick Llewellyn, a teaching fellow with the law school’s Institute for Public Representation.

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