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Rachel Rein

Summer 2022 Legal Fellow

Rachel Rein is a summer legal fellow at the Human Trafficking Legal Center, where she supports the strategic litigation program. 

Before law school, she served as a consultant on the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force and for the Salvation Army’s STOP-IT anti-trafficking program. Rein has published four law review articles while in law school, including her student Note on applying Disability Critical Race Studies to human trafficking in the United States. She is excited to rejoin the Human Trafficking Legal Center, where she served as a 1L legal and Equal Justice America fellow, now as a PILI (Public Interest Law Initiative) fellow.

After serving as a PILI fellow, she will clerk in the Southern District of Texas and Southern District of Florida, joining Sidley Austin’s litigation department as well. She dreams of continuing to serve victims of trafficking and the public, through public service and pro bono work.

Rein is a 2022 JD graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, as well as a Parker School Certificate recipient. She also graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts with honors in psychology.