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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. Ms. Young received her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2012. During law school, she interned at the International Commission for Labor Rights, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, and the plaintiff-side labor and employment law firms Gladstein Reif & Meginniss and Spivak Lipton.
Ms. Young was also an advocate in the Suspension Representation Project, a mediator in the Cardozo Mediation Clinic and worked in the Cardozo International Human Rights and Genocide Prevention Clinic (Human Rights Clinic). Upon graduation, she received the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for her work in the Human Rights Clinic and as president of the Cardozo Black Law Students Association.
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. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.