David DePriest is a 2022-2024 Civil Rights Fellow at Relman Colfax.
In law school, David was the 2021-2022 Advocacy Chair for WashU’s Black Law Students Association and Notes Editor for the school’s Jurisprudence Review, the only student-edited, in-print journal of jurisprudence in the United States. As a teaching assistant, he worked primarily on scholarship concerning race, the 4th Amendment, Title VII, and the future of property law. He also worked in the Civil Rights Clinic doing tenant advocacy and fair housing work. David also spent two years on the school’s inaugural Standing Committee for Racial Equity, leading efforts to reform the school’s curricular and staffing practices in the wake of 2020’s racial justice uprisings.
David interned with the ACLU of Kansas’s Legal Department and the national ACLU’s Liberty Center, working on cases concerning police brutality, abortion access, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial justice.
David was a David M. Becker Public Service Fellow at Washington University School of Law, where he received the Dan Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award.