Lauren Sudeall Lucas

Assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law

Lauren Sudeall Lucas is an assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law. Her scholarly work to date has touched on the intersection of constitutional law and criminal procedure, with a focus on structural indigent defense reform, and the relationship between rights and identity. Other research interests include the constitutional treatment of multiracial and economically and politically marginalized populations. Her recent scholarship has appeared or will appear in the California Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter, among other publications.

Before joining the academy, Professor Lucas served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States. She then worked at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, first as a Soros Justice Fellow and later as a staff attorney. At the Center, she represented indigent capital clients in Georgia and Alabama and litigated civil claims regarding constitutional violations within the criminal justice system, based primarily on the right to counsel. She currently serves on the Center's board of directors and on the Indigent Defense Committee of the State Bar of Georgia.

Professor Lucas graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as treasurer of the Harvard Law Review. She received her B.A. with distinction from Yale University.

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