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Appellate Project

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

The Appellate Project believes our highest courts are strongest when they include diverse and underrepresented voices. The Project engages the appellate bar to educate, train, and empower the next generation of appellate lawyers and judges.

Summary

TAP is creating a future in which the court system that decides on the policies that impact marginalized communities is reflective of those communities. TAP is a nonpartisan organization creating a pipeline into the appellate bar for law students of color, including Muslim law students of color, so their lived experiences and perspectives are no longer left out of appellate rulings. TAP engages hundreds of volunteers to power two core programs: the TAP Mentorship Program that connects law students of color around the country with appellate mentors, including some of the most prolific Supreme Court and appellate advocates; and the TAP Incubator, a first-of-its-kind summer fellowship program designed to develop the next generation of top appellate advocates. TAP was founded by Juvaria Khan, who as a civil rights litigator was inspired to pursue law after witnessing the impact of 9/11 on her Muslim community.

Year founded: 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Website: https://theappellateproject.org/

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