Meghna Philip / Cochran Fellow

As a Cochran Fellow, Meghna has worked on NSB client Jamal Trulove’s lawsuit against San Francisco Police Department officers who fabricated evidence against him, and caused him to be wrongfully imprisoned for murder for over six years. Meghna worked with partners Anna Benvenutti Hoffmann and Nick Brustin on NSB’s successful opposition to Defendants’ summary judgment motion, and on a month-long jury trial that resulted in a $10 million verdict for Mr. Trulove.

While at NYU School of Law, Meghna represented juveniles in all stages of the criminal process through the Juvenile Defender Clinic. She also provided legal services to clients facing eviction proceedings and civil asset forfeiture at the Bronx Defenders’ Civil Action Practice, and gained civil rights and complex litigation experience working with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project, as well as the New York Civil Liberties Union.  Prior to law school, Meghna worked on efforts to combat the criminalization of inability to pay fees and fines, at the Brennan Center for Justice.

  • NYU School of Law, J.D.
    • Root Tilden Kern Scholar
    • Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, Fellow
    • Articles Selection Editor, NYU Review of Law and Social Change
  • Brown University, B.A.

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