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Merrick Black

Summer 2022 Legal Fellow

Merrick Black is a summer legal fellow at the Human Trafficking Legal Center, where she supports database analysis and the legal team.

Prior to joining the Human Trafficking Legal Center, Black worked as a legal assistant at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. She has experience in case management, data entry and analysis, and legal research. Black has been heavily involved on campus throughout college and in law school. During her first year in law school, Black worked as a litigation policy researcher for the International Refugee Assistance Project and is a member of the Sex Worker Justice Committee. Next year, she will be co-President of her school’s chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and Vice President of the Black Law Student Association.

Black graduated with a bachelor of arts in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University, where she studied Russian and Romanian language. She is currently attending Cornell Law School with a full-tuition scholarship, Black is expected to complete her JD in May 2024.