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Larry Schwartztol

ACLU Racial Justice Program


Larry Schwartztol was a Staff Attorney in the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program.  He focuses primarily on litigation and advocacy at the intersection and racial and economic justice, mainly in the area of housing and lending.  He also works on litigation challenging aspects of the school-to-prison pipeline – policies and practices that expose students, disproportionately students of color, to the criminal justice system.  Previously, Larry was a staff attorney in the ACLU’s National Security Project, where he litigated cases involving foreign intelligence surveillance, ideological exclusion of foreign scholars, and the government’s search authority at airports and the U.S. border.  Before that, Larry litigated school equity cases as a Karpatkin Fellow in the Racial Justice Program and worked on voting rights issues as a Liman Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.  He clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Larry graduated from Yale Law School and received his B.A. from the University of Chicago.