Lucy Zhou

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Lucy Zhou
Litigation Fellow

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Prior to joining the firm, Lucy clerked for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd of the Eastern District of California.

"I chose to join Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP because I am dedicated to using my law degree to promote racial and economic justice. I am honored to join a talented team committed to the same causes."

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Lucy Zhou is a Litigation Fellow in the Baltimore office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received a bachelor’s degree in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought from Amherst College and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Lucy clerked for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd of the Eastern District of California. During law school, Lucy served as an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and the Executive Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. She also participated in the Reproductive Justice Clinic and the Employment Law Clinic, and during her summers, interned with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program and the Southern Poverty Law Center. She is a recipient of the Derrick Bell Scholarship for Public Service and the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for outstanding work in a clinical course.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Amherst College


  • Employment Law Clinic
  • Reproductive Justice Clinic

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2018
  • Maryland, 2020

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The complaint alleges that during bond hearings before the Baltimore Immigration Court, the government violates the constitutional rights of detainees when it requires that a detainee, rather than the government, bear the burden of proving that they are not a flight risk or a danger to the community in order to be freed.

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