An oral history interview with attorney Elizabeth Alexander, conducted by Michigan Law 2L Liz Lewis on March 9, 2023.
In this interview, attorney Elizabeth Alexander discusses her early life and activism, law school education, and path to a career as a prisoners' rights lawyer. She also reflects on her prisoners' rights litigation work with the ACLU National Prison Project, including arguing the monumental Farmer v. Brennan case at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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By: Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
March 9, 2023
Contents: Clearinghouse Oral History Project Interview with Attorney Elizabeth Alexander (Spring 2023)
[0:37-14:23] Childhood, Law School, and Early Career
[14:24–18:17] Prisoners' Rights Litigation Work
[18:18–25:42] Farmer v. Brennan
[25:49–29:07] Reflections on Lawyering