From “the Trial of the Century” to Advocating Against Violence: An Interview with Christopher Darden

Conducted by Michaela Shelton (PO ’21) and Madison Yardumian (SC ’21), Staff Writers Christopher Darden has practiced law for over 37 years. He worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases regarding gang violence and criminal activity perpetrated by law enforcement officials. Darden rose to particular prominence for his role…

Lindsay Toczylowski on Due Process Violations and the Breakdown of U.S. Immigration Policy

Conducted and transcribed by Ande Troutman (CMC ’19), Staff Writer As a founding member and executive director at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Lindsay Toczylowski has dedicated her career to advocating for and protecting immigrants’ access to a fair trial and due process. What challenges do immigration attorneys in today’s political climate face? How does…

Betsy DeVos and Title IX

By Alison Jue (SCR ’20) Introduction On September 17th, 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced at George Mason University that the Department of Education would begin to change the manner sexual misconduct is handled and investigated on college campuses. DeVos described plans to rescind policies that were introduced in both the Title IX Education…

Green Leadership on the Golden Coast

By Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR ‘18) Interview Editor Over the past year, the Trump administration has continually rolled back the climate policies passed by the Obama administration. From repealing Obama’s Clean Power Plan that reduced pollution from coal-fired power plants,1 slapping trade barriers on imported solar equipment,2 to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, the present administration…