Regina Powers

Myron Beldock Civil Rights Fellow

E-mail: rpowers@blhny.com

Tel: 212-277-5892

 

Regina joined BLH as the Myron Beldock Civil Rights Fellow in August 2020. Prior to BLH, Regina clerked for the Hon. David L. Bunning in the Eastern District of Kentucky. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2019. As a law student, Regina co-lead the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, and along with a team of others, used parole hearing advocacy and state court litigation to secure the release of two individuals with mental disabilities who had been deemed appropriate for parole but kept in prison years longer in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

During law school, Regina spent her summers gaining experience in civil rights litigation through legal internships at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as well as through a summer associate position at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC. She also represented individuals in housing, criminal, immigration, and debt collection matters through law school clinics. Prior to law school, Regina served as an Americorps member addressing college access disparities adversely impacting low-income and first generation students in rural Kentucky.

Education

 

Harvard Law School (J.D. 2019)

 

Kentucky Wesleyan College

(B.A. 2015, summa cum laude)

Practices
 

Police & Governmental Misconduct

Bar Admissions

 

New York

 

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