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Alex Lampert joined Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP as a Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Fellow in 2012, bringing her interest and experience in criminal defense and social justice to work on cases at the intersection of civil rights and criminal justice reform.
While at Stanford Law, Alex gained litigation experience by interning at several indigent defense organizations and participating in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where she contributed to briefing in high-profile cases including a death penalty appeal and a voting rights challenge. She also helped lead an interdisciplinary seminar on criminal justice policy at San Quentin State Prison, and worked as a research assistant on a project that analyzed changes to California’s system of parole release for individuals with life sentences.
Before attending law school, Alex worked for two years as a Program Coordinator for the San Francisco Superior Court’s collaborative justice programs, including drug court and behavioral health court, which aim to connect individuals to effective treatment and support programs as an alternative to incarceration.
Sophia Lin Lakin is a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. Sophia is
actively litigating voting rights cases across the country and is involved in challenges to
discriminatory voter identification and registration requirements, cutbacks to early voting
and same-day registration, the dilution of minority votes in local elections, and other barriers
to voting and discriminatory voting practices and procedures. Currently, Sophia has active
cases in Kansas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Ferguson, Missouri.
Before joining the ACLU, Sophia clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Carol Bagley Amon of the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Sophia received her J.D. from Stanford Law School where she was a Public Interest Fellow
as well as a member of Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and an editor for the
Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Journal of International Law. During law school,
Sophia interned with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Asian American Legal Defense
Fund, and the Open Society Justice Initiative. Sophia also received her M.S. in Management
Science & Engineering and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.
Room 320F. Lunch provided.