Cara Meyer joined the firm in 2017 for a two-year term as a civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the civil rights litigation and civil rights counseling work of the firm’s attorneys.
Cara graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in English. During college, Cara worked as a legal intern at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee in both the litigation and capital habeas units, and at McAllister Olivarius, a transnational civil rights law firm based out of London. During her junior year, she studied English literature at Balliol College, Oxford. She also served as the music director of Yale’s Whim’n Rhythm, the university’s senior female a cappella group, leading the group in an 8-week world tour. At Yale, she received the John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Excellence in English Courses and in a Senior Essay, the John Heinz Government Service Fellowship, and the Dwight V. Waterman Fellowship.
Cara enjoys singing with the 18th Street Singers in D.C. and plans to attend law school in the fall of 2019.