Lakyn Collier (she/her) joined the ACLU of Mississippi as our Legal Clerk in July of 2021. She is a native of Oxford, MS and a member of the Mississippi Bar. She is a proud pet-parent to two rescue dogs, Henry and Annie. Lakyn enjoys permaculture gardening, painting, reading, and a good cup of coffee.
Prior to joining the ACLU, she attended the University of Mississippi School of Law where she served as the President of UM Law’s ACLU chapter, Vice President of OUTLaw (an LGBTQ+ organization), Co-Founder of the Labor and Employment Law Society, Competition Coach to UM’s undergraduate mock trial team, and Captain of the Phi Alpha Delta mock trial team.
Lakyn is dedicated to public service and spent her free time during law school volunteering for Mid-South Immigration Advocates by assisting asylum seekers from Cameroon. She also organized an art drive for the local Veteran’s home, presented panels for local GSA groups, organized numerous voter registration booths in Oxford, and volunteered as a foster parent for Second Chance Animal Alliance.
Lakyn joined the ACLU of MS so that she could practice law in a way that would make a positive difference in the lives of Mississippians.