Elizabeth Monroe

2023 Public Interest Grant Recipient

Elizabeth D. Monroe (she/they) is a second-year law student at the University of California, Irvine (“UCI”) where she is a Center on Law, Equality, and Race Scholar. Prior to law school, Ms. Monroe was a middle school reading and writing teacher in Houston, Texas for several years, and, prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree at Columbia University. This past summer, Ms. Monroe interned with the ACLU of Southern California’s LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project. With the Project, she worked on several matters regarding the rights of queer and transgender youth in California’s public schools, and she is excited to continue working with the Project into the fall semester. Throughout both her professional and academic careers has been an interest in access, a dedication to community well-being, and a radical commitment to leaving spaces better than they were when she entered. As a second-year law student, Ms.Monroe is excited to continue this work as the UCI Law SBA Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, a staff editor for the UCI Law Review, and a research fellow for her 1L legal writing professor.