Ms. Rowland was counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program, working on such issues as community-based voter registration, voter registration modernization, and restoring the right to vote to individuals with past criminal convictions. She served as counsel to the League of Women Voters of Florida and other groups in constitutional and statutory challenges to Florida’s 2011 election law creating new restrictions on voting and voter registration. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Rowland ran the Reno office of the ACLU of Nevada, where she repeatedly argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court, and served as class counsel to over 1,000 Nevada inmates denied proper medical care. She has extensive experience as an advocate, lobbyist, and public speaker. Ms. Rowland is a graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard Law School, where she served as President of the Harvard Defenders and staffed the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice.
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