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The Future of the Civil Rights Movement: Marshall-Motley Scholars at Yale Law
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
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Yale Club of Washington, DC Virtual Event

Celebrate Black History Month

The Future of the Civil Rights Movement:
Marshall-Motley Scholars at Yale Law

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Please join us for an exciting virtual event with three current recipients of the prestigious Marshall-Motley Scholars Program. Marshall-Motley scholars receive a full law school scholarship for tuition, room and board, summer internships with national and regional civil rights organizations with offices in the South focused on racial justice and a two-year postgraduate fellowship at civil rights law organizations in the South fighting to achieve racial justice.

Arielle Hudson LAW ‘25, Danielle Hopkins LAW ‘26 and Jordan Andrews LAW ’26 are Marshall-Motley Scholars currently enrolled at Yale Law School. These illustrious future civil rights lawyers will talk about their educational and career trajectories, their motivations to pursue a career in civil rights in the American South and their view on the future challenges will they face as the next generation of civil rights leaders. The discussion will be moderated by Antonio L. Ingram II ’11, Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

About the Speaker

Arielle Hudson: A native of Tunica, Mississippi, Arielle Hudson is a second-year law student at Yale Law School. In July of 2022, Arielle graduated from the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, with a Qualifying Law Degree. She obtained her BA in Education from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 2020. In 2020, Arielle became the first African American woman from the University of Mississippi to become a Rhodes Scholar.


Danielle Hopkins: Danielle Hopkins was raised on Martha’s Vineyard and graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in American History. After graduation, Danielle moved to Houston, Texas, to work as a Client Advocate at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office, an experience that confirmed her desire to live in the South and solidified her disillusionment towards the criminal legal system and belief in prison abolition. She continues her advocacy and service through her time as a continual leader for the grassroots organization, Social Justice Solutions, better known as the Hoochies of Houston, which is dedicated to the empowerment and protection of Black women and femmes through advocacy. 


Jordan Andrews: Jordan Andrews is a first-year law student at Yale Law School. Jordan, who calls Michigan home, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, American Public Policy, French, & Africana Studies. At the University of Pennsylvania, Jordan served as the first Black female vice president of the student body, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and political chair for Umoja, the Black student coalition. During her undergraduate experience, Jordan was a founding board member of Beyond Arrests: Rethinking Systematic Oppression (BARS), where she campaigned for Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” protections to help returning citizens seeking employment and where she fought for the movement to end cash bail. Jordan also established BARS as an organizational plaintiff for the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) to challenge prison-based gerrymandering statewide.


Moderator - Antonio Lavalle Ingram II: Antonio Lavalle Ingram II serves as Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is a graduate of Yale College and UC Berkeley School of Law. He previously served as a federal judicial law clerk for the honorable Ivan L. Lemelle in the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana and for Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. He also completed a Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship in Malawi where he worked for the Malawian government and served in their Anti-Corruption Bureau.


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