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Liman Fellow



Megan Yan is a Liman Fellow at the ACLU-DC, where her project focuses on combating abusive police practices. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, the Diversity & Membership Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Teaching Fellow, and co-chair of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Previously, Megan has represented incarcerated individuals in federal and immigration proceedings and also worked with community organizations to implement policies protecting low-income workers and immigrants. She interned at the Constitutional Accountability Center and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while in law school.

Megan has always been passionate about racial justice and is interested in centering her work on uplifting marginalized groups. She is from Rockville, Md. and received her B.S. and B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys trying new recipes, watching a lot of TV, and thinking about potential hobbies to pick up. She is the excited caretaker of a bamboo plant named Joy.