Meral Kocak


Summer Legal Intern



Meral Kocak is passionate about civil rights, especially prisoners’ and immigrants’ rights.  She chose to go to law school because of her work in intersectional activism.  She earned her Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard, where she served as the President of the Women of Color Collective and worked on public awareness campaigns on issues impacting women of color. She worked closely with the Harvard Prison Education Project, spending weekends visiting and mentoring inmates at the local state penitentiary and helping with their activism initiatives against life without parole. In her first year at Georgetown Law, she worked with the International Refugee Assistance Project on a 50-state survey of airport assistance plans for refugees and asylum seekers. She speaks several languages, has lived in six countries and has traveled to 39 countries!  She could not imagine a more fulfilling role than working at the ACLU in civil rights!

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