Sophia Lin Lakin

Staff Attorney,
Voting Rights Project, ACLU

Sophia Lin Lakin is a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. Sophia is actively litigating voting rights cases across the country and is involved in challenges to discriminatory voter identification and registration requirements, cutbacks to early voting and same-day registration, the dilution of minority votes in local elections, and other barriers to voting and discriminatory voting practices and procedures. Currently, Sophia has active cases in the District of Columbia, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

Before joining the ACLU, Sophia 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.

Sophia received her J.D. from Stanford Law School where she was a Public Interest Fellow as well as a member of Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and an editor for the Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Journal of International Law. During law school, Sophia interned with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Asian American Legal Defense Fund, and the Open Society Justice Initiative. Sophia also received her M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.

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