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Co-op 1

Dennis Sweet & Associates, Jackson, Mississippi

Tayo worked alongside professional lawyers on civil rights and criminal law cases, including lawsuits related to Hurricane Katrina.

Activities

  • Northeastern University Law Journal (senior staff)
  • Student Bar Association (vice chair)
  • Black Law Students Association (secretary)

 

Clinic

Civil Rights and Restorative Justice

Serving as Professor Margaret Burnham’s research assistant for nearly three years, Tayo helped reopen a 1960s murder case and bring justice to families that was long overdue. She is a current member of the clinic’s advisory board.

Co-op 2

US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chicago

Under the supervision of the Honorable Anne Williams, Tayo drafted memoranda and orders and assessed the merits of petitions for rehearings and successive appeals.

Lawyering Fellow

Legal Skills in Social Context

Tayo helped to create weekly lesson plans for the instruction of first-year students.

Co-op 3

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York

Tayo’s responsibilities included conducting a 50-state summary of voting laws and constitutional provisions.

Electives

  • Racism in American Law
  • Education Law
  • Federal Courts and the Federal System
  • Appellate Advocacy

Co-op 4

Outten & Golden, New York

Continuing her fight for racial justice, Tayo researched and wrote memoranda for pending federal litigation against the US Census Bureau related to employee discrimination.

Clinic

Poverty Law and Practice

A key part of her legal training, Tayo learned how to relate to clients, gain their trust and help give them a voice.

After Graduation

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellow, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco

Now

Equal Justice Works Fellow, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York

Result

A skilled lawyer with a passion for social justice.