BC Law’s Javon Davis ’23 has been selected by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights to receive the 2023 George N. Lindsay Fellowship. The highly competitive and well-regarded program offers recent law school graduates an opportunity to immerse themselves in racial justice litigation and advocacy alongside experienced attorneys at the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, DC.
“I am thrilled to be joining the talented team at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law at this pivotal moment in our country,” Davis told BC Law Magazine. “With threats to civil rights emerging in state legislatures and within the judiciary, I am looking forward to working against those forces with attorneys who have been at the forefront of these legal battles for decades.”
As part of his fellowship, Davis will work within the organization’s Voting Rights Project, which focuses on “protecting and defending the right to vote,” especially for communities of color that face unprecedented challenges to voting access.
The Lawyers’ Committee has played a crucial role in the fight for racial justice inside and outside of the courtroom since its founding in 1963. The George N. Lindsay Fellowship has been given for over two decades as a means of training the rising generation of civil rights attorneys. The Fellowship is named in honor of George N. Lindsay, former partner at Debevoise & Plimpton and a leader of the civil and human rights movement.
“Having served as an intern at the Lawyers’ Committee a quarter century ago, I recognize the importance of investing in emerging talent and creating a pipeline for future leaders in the fight for racial justice,” said Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. “We look forward to working with Javon to further develop his already formidable skills as a future leader in this critical work.”