Alexis Dickerson(she/her) is a 2L from Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated cum laude from Spelman College in May 2022, receiving her B.A with departmental honors in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. While in undergrad Alexis wrote her thesis on the way in which the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement became “mainstream” and the way in which Americans began to interact with terms such as “defund” and “abolition” in a more diluted way than their original intent.
The summer before law school Alexis spent half her summer as a legal intern with Verizon and the other half as a legal intern with Greenberg Traurig. Through this experience she had the opportunity to work on pro bono projects that focused on record expungement.
This past summer, Alexis interned for Professor Cara McClellan at the Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic. In this role she worked on a wide variety of civil rights cases ranging from book banning within schools, to disability law, and title nine issues.
Alexis is devoted to conversations around inequity in the legal system and serving as a resource for other first-generation law students to navigate an at times confusing system. She has a specific interest in the intersection around race theory and queer studies, looking to academics such as Jennifer Nash, the Combahee River Collective, and Bell Hooks. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with the ACCT animal shelter, hiking, thrifting. She is also a cat mom to Luna, her calico.