Get to Know Our New Interns Fighting for Civil Rights

From left to right: Alexandria Boutros, Louis Bedford, Adam Cohen, Damian Richardson, Bailey Fox, and Amy Tan.

From left to right: Alexandria Boutros, Louis Bedford, Adam Cohen, Damian Richardson, Bailey Fox, and Amy Tan.

We are thrilled to welcome a new class of talented law students and undergraduates from across the country to intern this winter at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. This week, we asked about each person's inspiration in 2017.

"What inspired you in 2017?"

Alexandria Boutros: Beyoncé's "Formation"

Alex is a senior at DePaul University and is returning to our organization to continue her work with the Voting Rights Project, Housing Opportunity Project, and Settlement Assistance Program. Congratulations to Alex for receiving the prestigious McCormick Scholarship for her continued work here.


Louis Bedford: Don't let money trump humanity.

Louis is a 3L at University of Texas at Austin and will be working with the Voting Rights Project and Education Equity Project as part of UT’s Semester in Practice internship program.

JJ Watt.jpg

Adam Cohen:
JJ Watt's fundraiser for hurricane relief

Adam is a 3L at Boston University and will be working with Community Law Project as part of BU’s Semester in Practice externship program. 


Damian Richardson: 
Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to CPS

Damian is a sophomore at Harvard and will be spending the first two weeks in January with the Housing Opportunity Project as part of a volunteer “Winternship” program.

Scene on Radio.jpg

Bailey Fox:
Seeing White podcast

Bailey is a freshman at Bennington College and will be interning with the Housing Opportunity Project, assisting with client intake interviews, outreach and education events, and policy research.


Amy Tan:
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

Amy is a sophomore at Harvard. As part of her "Wintership" program, she will be learning more about our Housing Opportunity Project, observing meetings, court hearings and other proceedings, and working on short projects.



Not pictured: 

Catalina Restrepo is a senior at University of Illinois at Chicago and will be working with the Hate Crime Project as part of her undergraduate Applied Psychology coursework, focusing on client and community connections as well as trainings for Latinx, undocumented, and disability rights communities. 

Jose Magana is a first-year student at Pomona College and is working with the Education Equity Project.

Timna Axel