Biography of Justin Cox
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Justin Cox is a Staff Attorney with the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where he focuses on litigation and advocacy around state and local immigration laws and policies, particularly in the South. Cox also has experience litigating damages actions arising out of immigration raids, as well as access to information cases under state and federal freedom of information laws. He also works on a variety of other issues affecting immigrants, including detainer abuse, fair housing, and access to education.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Cox was an Arthur Liman Fellow at CASA de Maryland, where he represented immigrants in litigation, media work and legislative advocacy. Cox also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark Kravitz of the District of Connecticut and to the Honorable Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Cox graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Worker and Immigrants’ Rights Advocacy Clinic. Originally from a small town in southeast Missouri, Cox is a Spanish speaker.