Lives in the Law with Christine Sun, Legal Director, States United Democracy Center

Location: TNH 2.137, followed by boxed lunches in the Courtyard

Join us for Lives in the Law with Christine Sun, Legal Director, States United Democracy Center

Sun will give a talk about her work, entitled “The Fight for Fair Elections,” and reflect on her career as a civil rights lawyer. Ranjana Natarajan of the Texas Law Civil Rights Clinic, who is currently Senior Counsel at the States United Democracy Center, will lead the Q&A.

Box lunches will be available in the courtyard (by the North Patio on the Dean Keeton Street side of the law school) immediately after the talk. Please RSVP for a lunch by noon on Monday, November 1:

Sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and Career Services Office.

Cosponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), OUTLaw, Public Interest Law Association, and Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights.

About Christine Sun:

Christine P. Sun serves as the Legal Director at States United Democracy Center, a nonpartisan organization advancing free, fair, and secure elections, that was originally founded during the 2020 election as the Voter Protection Program. She provides legal services to pro-democracy state and local officials, including the offices of governors, attorneys general, and secretaries of states, on election protection, accountability for democracy violators, and political violence prevention.

Sun has worked on civil rights issues with a range of legal organizations. She was Special Assistant to the Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra, Legal and Policy Director of the ACLU of Northern California, and senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Before moving to California, she was Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she directed SPLC’s economic justice work and worked on behalf of the LGBT community. She also served as senior counsel for the national ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, where she was lead counsel on numerous cases. She was recognized in 2010 by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.”

Sun graduated from New York University Law School. Immediately after law school, she clerked for Judge Robert L. Carter on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then worked for several years in private practice.

Event series: Lives in the Law Speaker Series