Project Vote Welcomes Spring 2017 Interns

By Project Vote January 27, 2017
Project Vote spring interns Lanique Roberts and Brian McWalters. (Project Vote)

Project Vote welcomes two interns for the spring of 2017.

Brian McWalters is a legislative intern with Project Vote. He is a 2L at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brian has gained experience in a number of public-interest law areas: he helps organize Georgetown’s Alternate Spring Break Pro Bono Trip to Detroit, is vice president of Georgetown’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter, and has interned with the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office.

“The democratic process is how all interests of the public get attended to, so I am thrilled to have chance to advocate for more expansive voting rights and learn more about the legal process on the legislative side.”

Lanique Roberts joined Project Vote as a legal intern for the Spring of 2017. Lanique is a 3L at Penn State Law where she is part of organizations including the Black Law Students Association and the Penn State Law Lion Ambassadors. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. During her time in law school, she has held leadership such as the Director of Social Action for the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Regional Board and a Leading Law Student on the State College Meals on Wheels Board of Directors. While a part of her school’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, she assisted in appellate written advocacy efforts to aid minority and low-income clients in immigration, criminal law and labor and employment issues. Lanique has also assisted in advocacy efforts against laws disparately impacting minority and low-income populations at the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. Prior to law school, Lanique volunteered for various campaigns and worked with organizations in Pittsburgh government and politics.

“I pursued law because I hope to be a voice for the underrepresented in our country,” said Lanique. “Project Vote is dedicated to being a voice for the voiceless and ensuring that federal and state voting policies do not disparately impact underrepresented communities. I hope to improve my litigation and legislative advocacy skills while at Project Vote so that I have the tools necessary to protect the rights of the American people.”