Civil rights law is an area of law that consists of various components. It can include:

  • Equal rights regardless of race, gender or country of national origin.
  • Protection against discrimination in the workplace and workplace retaliation.
  • Social hotbed issues regarding racial concerns, racial justice and social justice.

As it's such a multi-faceted topic, we've created a list of some great resources that you can follow on Twitter to keep up with civil rights news, analyses and insights. This list is based on Twitter data culled according to content, frequency of tweets, follower/following ratios, blog popularity, the opinions of other civil rights experts and influencers, as well as our own subjective judgment.

Note that some influential voices were not included, either because they’re not active on Twitter or because they only tweet about civil rights law sporadically.

ACLU National
The American Civil Liberties Union is a legal and advocacy NPO that defends the rights enshrined in the Constitution. Blogs at

Bryan Chapman
A civil rights attorney with 20 years' experience, Bryan represents employees who are discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age and disability.

CA Civil Rights Law
A Californian law firms that deals with employment civil rights cases under the direction of trial lawyer Lawrence A. Organ. Blogs at

Chai Feldblum
EEOC Commissioner, former law professor, lead attorney on the team that drafted the Americans with Disabilities Act, and lead drafter of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

CLC for Civil Rights
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights champions civil rights and equal opportunity for poor, disadvantaged, minority and other marginalized groups.

Eric Sanders
Lead attorney of The Sanders Firm based in NYC, which focuses on civil rights, civil service law, criminal law and discrimination. Blogs at

James Radford
A civil rights lawyer that leads a firm with specialized skills & experience in false arrest, malicious prosecution and whistleblower retaliation. Blogs at

Lawyers' Committee
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is an NPO that works to combat racial discrimination and consequently the inequality of opportunity through various projects.

Lena F. Masri, Esq.
Civil rights attorney, human rights activist, and National Litigation Director and Acting Civil Rights Director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Blog:

Lorena González
Former civil rights attorney; Chair: Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee; Seattle City Council member; past President of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington.

Peoples Law Office
A law firm fighting for individuals' and communities' civil rights in police brutality, false arrest, unlawful searches and wrongful conviction cases, along with defending activists.

Rathod Mohamedbhai
Trials attorneys advocating for employees' rights and the civil rights of all indi­vid­u­als against gov­ern­men­tal and insti­tu­tional abuses of power.

Shayan Modarres
Founder of The Modarres Law Firm, representing victims of civil rights violations by Florida law enforcement. Member of the legal team that represented the family of Trayvon Martin.

Tom Perez
Civil rights lawyer, 26th United States Secretary of Labor, and former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Wade Henderson
Currently the President & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Professor of Public Interest Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law.

The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs litigates civil rights cases and advocates for policy change. Blogs at

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