Chris Lin (LAW '19)
Primary Areas of Interest: Civil liberties and technology, government accountability, democratic and economic reform
Christopher Lin (LAW ‘19) graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and then from Georgetown with a master’s degree in public policy. His graduate thesis examined the relationship between Internet usage and measures of civic engagement. Before law school, he worked in federal and then municipal government while serving on the boards of local neighborhood and political associations. He is currently an elected Philadelphia Democratic Committeeperson in the 8th Ward.
Chris graduated from Temple Law magna cum laude while also interning with the U.S. Senate, Philadelphia City Council, ACLU-PA, Community Legal Services, and Local 19 as a Peggy Browning Fellow. He also served as the President of the Temple Law Democrats and the American Constitution Society. Chris presented on federal privacy law at the 2018 Law and Society Association conference in Toronto and his paper on Pennsylvania’s Equal Rights Amendment and its implications for abortion rights was a finalist in the Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition. Chris currently serves as the Assistant Director of Chapters for the American Constitution Society’s Northeast Region.
Catherine Twigg (LAW '19)
Primary areas of interest: Civil rights and civil liberties, police misconduct
Catherine Twigg (LAW ’19) completed her B.A. and M.A. in European Politics and Policy at NYU. Prior to law school, she worked at the European Roma Rights Centre, an international non-profit using strategic litigation to advocate for human rights in Europe. Subsequently, she worked as an investigator of police misconduct in New York City and Washington, DC. Catherine is interested in civil rights and civil liberties, particularly police misconduct.
Catherine will be starting a one-year fellowship in September 2019. She will be working as a Deputy Attorney General for the PA Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights and Fair Labor sections.
Brandon DeShields (LAW '19)
Primary areas of interest: Criminal defense for indigent defendants, racial justice issues, civil rights and civil liberties