Meg Braun

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Law Clerk,

U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit


UC Irvine – 2010, B.A., humanities


A San Diego native, Megan graduated summa cum laude from UC Irvine in 2010 with a B.A in history and a minor in philosophy. During her time at UCI, Megan competed for the NCAA women's water polo team and served two terms as ASUCI President, during which she proudly assisted in the creation of the Student Outreach and Retention Center, the campus garden in Arroyo Vista, and the first inaugural Guinness World Record event. Megan was a recipient of the UCI Alumni Association Distinguished Anteater Award and was named the Laud's and Laurels Outstanding Undergraduate Student.

After graduating from UCI, Megan was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, becoming the first UCI alumni to win the award. At Oxford, Megan pursued a Master's Degree in International Relations while captaining of the women's water polo team, rowing crew for her college, and publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles on combat drones and military ethics.

Following the completion of her studies at Oxford, Megan earned a J.D. from the Yale Law School, where she was an Executive Editor for the Yale Law Journal and served in the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, which provides pro bono representation in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also interned for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice, the State Department's Legal Adviser's Office, and U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.

Since graduating from Yale, Megan has worked for the Office of the Solicitor General and clerked for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She currently lives in New York City where she is a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit.