Janelle Dempsey

Civil Rights Fellow

Attorney Janelle H. Dempsey has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Ropes & Gray Justice Fellowship at Lawyers for Civil Rights. Janelle is a 2017 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Northeastern Law Review. Additionally, Janelle was an active member of the Committee Against Institutional Racism, and served on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association. Janelle interned for the Honorable Denise J. Casper in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Advocates for Children; and Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, where her work focused on protecting the rights of children with disabilities. Prior to joining LCR, she was a litigation associate at a boutique firm in Boston. Janelle handles a broad range of litigation focusing particularly on education and voting rights.

Read more about Janelle in the Bay State Banner.