2014 Public Interest Grant Recipient
Ms. Phillips is entering her third year at UCLA School of Law this fall where she is the Cultural Awareness Chair for the Black Law Students Association, Co-Chair of the Int’l Human Rights Law Association, the Advocacy Co-Chair Criminal Justice Society, and the Clinic Co-Chair Education Law and Policy Society. She is also co-chair of the UCLAW Re-Entry Legal Clinic which partners with A New Way of Life, which is also involved with and provides housing and re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated women. This summer she is studying abroad in South Africa and researching the correlation between race and female incarceration. For the second half of the summer she will be interning for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund which focuses on racial injustice. She is currently applying for fellowships and hopes to work at Public Counsel, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Human Rights Watch or a similar organization after graduation. She wants to continue studying the impact of race on incarceration and recidivism.