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Marian Messing

Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow

(Admitted to practice law in Louisiana and Minnesota. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.)

Marian Messing is the Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow with Legal Aid’s Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project. She helps litigate appeals and file amicus briefs on matters of importance to people living in poverty in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2019, Marian clerked for the Honorable Jill A. Pryor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and served as a Yale Public Interest Fellow in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s New Orleans office, where she authored reports on racial profiling and the need for better data on policing in Louisiana and drafted legislation to require comprehensive data collection by Louisiana law enforcement agencies.

Marian received an A.B. cum laude and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from Yale Law School. A recipient of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative fellowship, she served for two years in various posts with the U.S. Department of Defense in D.C. and the U.S. Department of State in Nouakchott, Mauritania. During law school, Marian participated in the Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic and the Legal Reentry Clinic, volunteered with New Haven Reads and the Petey Greene Program, and interned at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia and the ACLU’s National Prison Project.

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EDUCATION
J.D., Yale Law School

M.P.A., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
A.B., cum laude, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

CONTACT

Email: mmessing@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 386-6681
Fax: (202) 727-2132