Mica Standing Soldier is a community organizer and resident of Minneapolis, where she spent the last three years as a litigation legal assistant for a corporate law firm. Mica believes that community involvement is a fundamental component of any pursuit towards justice. In addition to working in litigation, she has held prominent roles in organizations campus and community wide, focused on developing social and racial equity. She received the President's Student Leadership and Service award during her undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota for her advocacy and impact. Mica holds a BA in English Literature and is currently pursuing a JD at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Emanual Williams is originally from Lovelady, Texas. He is currently a rising 2L at the University of Minnesota Law School. Emanual has a deep passion for criminal justice reform and believes that every voice can and should be heard. He has experience with S.K. Huffer & Associates in Indianapolis. There he used legal skills to establish a pro bono program advocating for basic Will drafting. He spent his undergraduate career at Carleton College, earning a B.A. in Political Science, focused on Democracy, Society, and the State. Emanual became involved with the Legal Rights Center because of his unrelenting commitment to racial equity and community-led political change.
Tony Sanchez is a current dual degree student at the University of Minnesota pursuing a juris doctorate and a master’s in public policy. Tony has previously worked with the Florida House of Representatives and the Public Defender’s Office in two circuits in Florida. Tony makes a conscious effort to bring compassion and empathy into the legal field. Tony is currently an admissions ambassador and law council’s assistant communications director for the University of Minnesota School of Law in hopes of bringing a more diverse student population to the law school and to voice the concerns and questions of the current BIPOC student community.
Mica, Tony and Emanual will be supporting the implementation of our Community Action Plan. The University of Minnesota Law School was instrumental in helping us connect with these students and is supporting our efforts to engage with and support our communities. We thank them and welcome Mica, Tony and Emanual.
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LRC staff include attorneys and advocates from a range of background and lived experiences.
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