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Sophia Lin Lakin

Director, ACLU's Voting Rights Project

Sophia Lin Lakin is the Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project and supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation nationwide. Lakin has active cases in over a dozen states throughout the country. Currently, Lakin is lead counsel in Alpha Phi Alpha v. Raffensperger, a redistricting challenge to Georgia’s state legislative maps, Arkansas State Conference NAACP v. Arkansas Board of Apportionment, a redistricting challenge to Arkansas’s state House plan, and the ACLU’s lead counsel in Sixth District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church v. Kemp, a federal lawsuit challenging multiple provisions of Georgia’s sweeping new voter suppression law S.B. 202.

Lakin has testified on election law issues before Congress and has presented at conferences and conducted voting rights trainings nationwide. She is a frequent commentator on voting rights issues, appearing on television programs including The 11th Hour; and has written opinion pieces for The Hill and The Boston Globe.

Sophia received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She also received her M.S. and B.A. from Stanford University. Lakin 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.

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Speaks: English

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