Victor Leung


Deputy Director of Advocacy/Staff Attorney



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Victor Leung is deputy director of advocacy/staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California.

He first joined the organization in 2009 as a fellow and returned in 2014 as a staff attorney, focused primarily on education, juvenile justice and student rights issues.

Victor's current litigation docket includes Community Coalition v. LAUSD, which is a lawsuit to ensure that LAUSD provides the proper amount of funding and services to high need students. Victor has previously worked on Reed v. State of California, which addressed the inequitable distribution of teacher layoffs in under-performing schools in Los Angeles, and Cruz v. State of California, which was a class action lawsuit filed against the state of California for allowing students attending low-income schools to receive less learning time.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Victor worked in private practice as a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. He graduated from New York University School of Law, where he was a senior staff editor of the Environmental Law Journal, and from Pomona College with a B.A. in media studies. Victor formerly served on the board of directors of the ACLU of Southern California and is currently a OneJustice Executive Fellow.

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