Laura Wright is an Equal Justice Works Fellow at SCSJ facilitating the work of SOLVE (Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement). Her fellowship project is aimed at developing and spreading best practices for combating discriminatory administrative barriers to voting to communities of color throughout the south. A North Carolina native, Laura graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Design in 2012, and in 2017 earned her J.D. from William & Mary Law School. During law school, Laura volunteered with Election Protection, and Revive My Vote, a student-run nonprofit that helps Virginians with past felony convictions restore their right to vote. In her 1L summer, Laura traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia where she helped recodify Indonesia’s election laws. During her time at law school, Laura also had the opportunity to intern with the ACLU Voting Rights Project and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Voting Rights Project where she gained significant experience with impact voting rights litigation.
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