Christina Remlin is the Director of the Impact Litigation Unit at SCHR. She brings to SCHR extensive class action, civil rights litigation experience fighting educational neglect, violence, inadequate medical care, inappropriate conditions, over-institutionalization, and unconscionable conditions of confinement in precedent-setting cases on behalf of system-involved youth in the Deep South. Her clients are disproportionately from communities of color, living in poverty, living with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.
In addition to her impact litigation docket, she has developed advocacy and educational campaigns on behalf of migrant youth and LGBTQ youth. She is a national expert and media spokesperson with a proven track record of sharing clients’ stories and experiences, advocating for their rights before friendly and hostile audiences across the country. She has experience speaking for equitable treatment of LGBTQ youth in state custody, in opposition to the family separation of migrant youth, and for children’s rights to safe conditions and quality education while in residential facilities and adult jails. Her media appearances include The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Associated Press, USA Today, Teen Vogue, The Georgia Voice, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and appearances on live television on CNN and in Spanish on CNN Español.
She has a variety of publications focused on the equitable treatment of system-involved LGBTQ youth, the rule of law, human rights reparations and corporate responsibility, and environmental protection in South America. She is fluent in Spanish, and she is a proud Atlanta native and DeKalb County Public School graduate.
She received her J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Furman University. She is admitted in New York and Georgia and to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.