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Earl Kirkland

Education Fellow

Earl Kirkland joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) as an Education Fellow in September 2017.

 Earl earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was actively involved in death penalty post conviction litigation in Anniston, Alabama, through the law school’s Death Penalty Project. Earl graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, where he attained a B.A. in English and an academic minor in Crime and Justice.

 Prior to joining LDF, Earl served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Linda V. Parker of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is licensed to practice in Michigan.