CLE is delighted to welcome Zaria Walker to the team as a Bart Gordon Fellow. As a Bart Gordon Fellow, Zaria’s work will center on exclusionary discipline, where she will expand CLE’s Lay Advocacy Project. The Lay Advocacy Project trains advocates to assist students in short-term discipline hearings. Zaria is responsible for conducting outreach, training, and preparing lay advocates to ensure that students have assistance in short term disciplinary hearings. Additionally, Zaria will participate in “Know Your Rights” training and engage with community stakeholders about exclusionary discipline practices. Zaria is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. While at the University of Tennessee, Zaria was a member of the Black Law Student Association, served as a student member of American Inns of Court, and was the Symposium Editor for the Journal for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.