Amy Meek joined the Civitas ChildLaw Center in July 2012. She is a graduate of Yale Law School where she assisted in the development of a reentry clinic, co-chaired the LGBT Litigation Clinic and worked in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization’s Domestic Violence and Legal Assistance clinics. Since graduating law school in 2009, Amy has served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor and Reentry Coordinator for the City of New Haven, Connecticut. In this capacity, she worked with state and municipal agencies and community organizations to create and implement a policy and advocacy strategy for the reintegration of formerly incarcerated New Haven residents. Amy supervised students from Yale Law School and Quinnipiac University School of Law in these efforts. Amy also has worked as a Policy Fellow with the National Women’s Law Center.
The two-year post-graduate Fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain clinical teaching experience in legislation and policy development. In her role as a Fellow, Ms. Meek works on a broad range of projects designed to improve the lives of children and their families through policy and practice reform efforts, legislative advocacy, research, and training.