Jennifer Nwachukwu serves as Counsel on the Voting Rights and Stop Hate projects. Her work focuses on advancing racial justice through voting rights litigation and election protection efforts, as well as community-based advocacy and policy work.
Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Jennifer worked as a law clerk in the Federal Coordination and Compliance and Coordination Section at the Department of Justice. While at DOJ, she trained federal employees and federal financial assistance recipients on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and assisted in compliance reviews and investigations of recipients. Prior to that, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Pamela J. White in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Jennifer received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she was a student attorney in the Civil Advocacy Clinic. She also served as the Community Service Chair and Vice President of the campus Black Law Students Association chapter, and received a Dean’s Citation for her service to the campus community. She holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is the author of “Community Development vs: Economic Development: Residential Segregation, Tax Credits, and the Lack of Economic Development in Baltimore’s Black Neighborhoods” in the University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development.