Andrew Reginald Hairston is a civil rights attorney and writer who serves as the Education Justice Project Director of Texas Appleseed. In this role, he engages in public policy advocacy and works with community groups to diminish the presence and influence of school police officers across the state of Texas and secure equal educational opportunities for historically underserved young Texans.
He earned his law degree from Louisiana State University and received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University. From 2017 to 2019, Andrew served as a staff attorney at Advancement Project, a multi-racial civil rights organization in Washington, D.C. He began his legal career as the George N. Lindsay Fellow and Associate Counsel at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 2016 to 2017. He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana.
Personal accounts of racial inequality in the legal profession and what we can do about it.
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