Casey Payton is a student at Howard University School of Law. She is a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team and a student attorney in Howard Law’s Criminal Justice Clinic. She has clerked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where she represented clients before the U.S. Parole Commission. She is the former President of Howard Law’s LGBT student organization, OUTLaw, where she organized and moderated Howard Law’s first LGBT Career Panel. Last summer she interned at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama on the LGBT Rights Project. Before law school she was Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district scheduler in Oakland, California. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Latin American Studies.