Taylor Brack is the Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Hawaiʻi where she fights for the dignity and legal rights of people who come from communities that are often excluded from the legal process and denied equal protection under the law.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Taylor graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Chinese. In 2016, she moved to Oʻahu to attend the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she received a J.D. focused in international law.
During law school, Taylor interned with the Hawaiʻi Immigrant Justice Center at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi where she helped immigrants who experienced domestic violence or trafficking to apply for visas as victims of crime. She also interned at the Medical-Legal Partnership where she completed legislative research on the issue of equal access for Micronesian drivers at Hawaiʻi DMVs and unethical Marshallese adoptions. Her paper: "Health as a Human Right in China, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States," was published in the twentieth volume of the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal. She received the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship to support her studies.
She joined the Refugee & Immigration Law Clinic (RILC) as a student in her last year at Richardson and after graduating, she began her legal career as a law fellow at RILC where she continued to serve asylum-seeking families, DACA-recipients, as well as applicants for US citizenship. She also spent a year as a law clerk for the Senior Judge of the Family Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaiʻi - the Hon. Matthew J. Viola.