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Meagan Murray L’24

Meagan Murray L’24

Meagan Murray is from Queens, New York and aspires to work as a public defender, providing comprehensive and holistic advocacy to youth and adults most impacted by systemic inequality in the criminal legal system. Prior to Penn Law, she attended Villanova University, where she received a B.A. in Sociology. Throughout her time at Villanova, she worked at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp that provides accessible programming to children with chronic and serious illnesses. She also worked with the Philadelphia Justice Project–a non-profit organization that conducts research and comprehensive advocacy on behalf of women incarcerated for life and near-life sentences in Pennsylvania. These experiences developed her passion for equitable and holistic advocacy within the child welfare and criminal legal systems.

At Penn Law, Meagan is involved with the Prison Legal Education Project, Criminal Record Expungement Project, Pardon Project, Equal Justice Foundation, and Journal of Law and Social Change. She spent her 1L summer working as an intern at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and a Research Assistant for Professor Sandy Mayson.