Whitney L. Railey Named Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice Law Fellow for 2014-2015
Whitney L. Railey has been named as the Law Fellow for the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, and will serve in this position until spring 2015. Whitney is a 2009 graduate of Spelman College, in Atlanta Georgia, and she is currently a third year law student at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Muhammad Ali Institute, Whitney worked at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville where she assisted low-income clients diagnosed with HIV with legal issues such as divorce and disability benefit denials. Also, this past summer, Whitney worked in Washington, D.C. as a legal intern for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. While working at the CFPB, Whitney conducted research and wrote memoranda on the laws prohibiting discrimination in employment such as Title VII and the Equal Pay Act.
As the Muhammad Ali Institute Law Fellow, Whitney will assist the Director, Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, with furthering the mission of the Muhammad Ali Institute which is to advance the work, study, and practice of peacebuilding, social justice, and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service, and research. In addition to working on programming initiatives, Whitney will work directly with the Director and the Faculty Resource Group to develop and work on the research initiatives of this group.