Grace Carson

UCLA School of Law

California Indian Law Association



Grace Carson is a Diné and Chicana first-generation college and 3L law student specializing in Critical Race Studies, Public Interest Law & Policy, and International & Comparative Law at UCLA School of Law. Because of her own experiences being systems-impacted, she has dedicated her career to working on criminal legal reform in and out of her community. She is passionate about imagining and creating alternative legal systems that are rooted in care and community rather than punishment and policing, because she believes another way of living—one where no person is disposable or abandoned—is possible. Everything she does is for her community, other marginalized communities she works in solidarity with, her family, and her ancestors. A 2022 Skadden Fellowship recipient, Grace’s post-graduate plans are to work at Tribal Law and Policy Institute to work with tribes on developing restorative justice systems and practices as alternatives to incarceration and punishment.

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