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Hayley Hahn, Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow

Hayley Hahn

Hayley Hahn is honored to serve as the 2022-2023 Francis D. Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center. In this role, she represents parties and files amicus briefs in civil rights cases related to poverty law and racial equity issues in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining PJC, Hayley clerked for the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. She earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a Karsh-Dillard Scholar and a member of the Raven Society. During law school, Hayley participated in the Civil Rights Clinic directed by the Legal Aid Justice Center, served as the President of the American Constitution Society at UVA Law, and was the Notes Development Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law and a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. Her writing on civil rights topics has been published in the Virginia Law Review Online and the Journal of Law & Political Economy. She also won first place in the 2020 Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition and first place in the 2021 Harvard Law School Law & Political Economy Writing Prize.

Before law school, Hayley received a Fulbright Student award to conduct research at McGill’s Centre for Research on Children and Families. Her work has appeared in the International Indigenous Policy Journal and on the Canadian Child Research Portal. She graduated from the College of William & Mary summa cum laude in 2017, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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