Young, Chauniqua

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Position

Bertha Fellow

Biography

Chauniqua Young is the Bertha Fellow for the Government Misconduct/Racial Justice Docket at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Her work focuses on challenging unconstitutional government practices and racial discrimination. Among other cases, she helps litigate Floyd v. City of New York a federal civil rights class action lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s unconstitutional and racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk practices, and Vulcan Society Inc. v. the City of New York, a Title VII class action lawsuit that challenged the racially discriminatory hiring practices of the New York City Fire Department. 

Ms. Young received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Young was a Development Associate with the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, California. Ms. Young speaks conversational Spanish.