Scott Novakowski is a voting rights attorney working to eliminate barriers to civic participation faced by low-income communities and people of color. Through advocacy and litigation, his work at Demos focuses primarily on ensuring compliance with the National Voter Registration Act in public assistance agencies and departments of motor vehicles. Scott is also active in efforts to develop legal strategies to challenge economic inequality.
Scott rejoined Demos as Counsel in 2013. Prior to law school, he was a Policy Analyst at Demos for five years, performing data analysis and writing reports and articles on various aspects of voting rights. While in law school, Scott worked with the Innocence Project and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and served as Submissions Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. Scott holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a M.S.W. and B.A., both from the University of Connecticut.