Margaret Moran joined Relman Colfax in 2021 for a two-year term as a civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the firm’s civil rights litigation practice.
Margaret graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College in 2021 with a B.A. in political science and media and cultural studies. Her senior honors thesis focused on the public school teacher strikes between 2018 and 2020 and the ways teachers have developed a sense of political identity through strikes. During college, Margaret was selected for Macalester’s Chuck Green civic engagement fellowship and worked at Amicus Services, a Minneapolis reentry organization that supports returning citizens where she did direct client service work and policy research on felony-friendly housing. Margaret also served as a community defense intern supporting criminal defense cases at the Legal Rights Center, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit providing criminal defense, restorative justice, advocacy, and community education. She also interned on U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN)’s re-election campaign and for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Outside of work and the classroom, she served as a reporter, editor, and eventually editor-in-chief of The Mac Weekly, Macalester’s independent student newspaper. For her many contributions to the Macalester community, Margaret was awarded Macalester’s Presidential Leadership Award for Outstanding Seniors upon her graduation.
In her free time, Margaret enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, following politics, and cooking, and plans to attend law school after her time at the firm.