The Legacy Behind our Work
If a theme runs through Francis D. Murnaghan’s career, it is using the law to recognize the American people’s constitutional freedoms. – The Baltimore Sun
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Olivia N. Sedwick, Esq. is the 2020-2021 Francis D. Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow.
Olivia previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before her clerkship, Olivia was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton, LLP. She is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law and Winston-Salem State University, where she served as student body president and in other leadership roles.
Dena Robinson served as the 2019-2020 Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow, briefing and arguing cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Maryland appellate courts, and other courts around the country.
Prior to her fellowship, Dena served as the Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Alexander Wright Jr. of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. A former ESOL teacher, Dena also holds a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from Colgate University. Since the conclusion of her fellowship, Dena has joined the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.
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