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Brooks Emanuel

Brooks Emanuel, legal counsel, previously worked as a Law Fellow at Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, where he challenged clients’ death sentences, death-in-prison sentences, and unconstitutional prison conditions; helped released clients with reentry; and researched and wrote about the history of racial injustice in the United States. He has co-written briefs for the United States Supreme Court and multiple state courts.  He obtained his JD from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.  During law school, he interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and ACLU Capital Punishment Project and did clinical work at NYCLU and EJI.  Before law school, he served as director of legislative services for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus under Stacey Abrams; he has also lobbied on behalf of progressive causes for two organizations and served in various leadership capacities on multiple political campaigns.