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Legal Director




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Dwayne joined the ACLU of Delaware in 2020, after serving for three years with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and two years with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dwayne began his legal career at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Prior to attending law school, Dwayne was selected as a Truman Scholar in 2006 and taught middle-school Science and Social Studies in Philadelphia Public Schools as a Teach for America corps member.

Dwayne's work with ACLU-DE has included education equity, free speech, and the rights of incarcerated people. Dwayne became Legal Director of ACLU-DE in 2022.