Bertha Justice Fellow
Stephanie Llanes is a Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she works in the Government Misconduct Racial Justice docket.
Stephanie earned her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she worked as a Research Assistant to Professor john a. powell and studied structural racism, implicit bias, housing, opportunity, democracy, and social mobility. Stephanie also served as co-president of the Latino Law Students Association (La Raza); articles editor for the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy; advocate for the Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic; and a member of the Board of Advocates Mock Trial Team, where she became a National Champion. She was a recipient of La Raza’s Cruz Reynoso Social Justice Fellowship.
In 2015, Stephanie interned with CCR as an Ella Baker Fellow and with the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF). In 2014, she was a legal intern for the ACLU of Washington.
Prior to attending law school, Stephanie, born in Puerto Rico, obtained her B.A. in Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Emory University. At Emory, she co-founded and organized a racial justice student coalition, Change @ Emory, to address Emory’s racially hostile campus. As a result, Stephanie was awarded the Outstanding Sociology Student Award. She also obtained her A.A. in Sociology from Gainesville State Community College (now the University of Georgia) and was selected as one of 20 students to the All-USA Community College Academic Team in 2010.