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Michael Abrams, Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow

Michael is the 2021-2022 Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow.

Before the fellowship, Michael served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Roger Gregory on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and to Judge Kathleen Cardone on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Michael graduated with honors from University of Michigan Law School, where he worked as a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and was the Executive Notes Editor of the Michigan Law Review. During law school, Michael published research on legal and public health issues raised by the opioid overdose epidemic and spent his summers in Baltimore working on consumer protection and civil rights litigation.

A lifelong Marylander, Michael attended undergrad at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he spent time volunteering at the ACLU of Maryland, the Maryland General Assembly, and on grassroots political campaigns. He is excited to have returned home to join the PJC.

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