SAVANNAH LAW SCHOOL, JD (Magna Cum Laude) 2016, Executive Editor, SAVANNAH LAW REVIEW
SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY, SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY, B.F.A. Musical Theatre 2009
I am passionate about the work we do because a person’s right to be paid fairly for their work is foundational to the basic principles of fairness, justice, and equality. As Martin Luther King, Jr., told strikers in Memphis in March of 1968, genuine equality means economic equality. “[I]t isn’t enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t have enough money to buy a hamburger?” When people are paid fairly for their work, they have the freedom to live the life they choose. I am proud to be working on the front lines in furtherance of justice for working people.
Meagan Rafferty joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2017, before which she served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson, United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. Prior to clerking, Ms. Rafferty was a legal intern for the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program in New York City, where she assisted with litigation to enforce consent decrees desegregating public schools and to combat racial profiling and debtors’ prisons. Meagan also interned for Georgia Legal Services Program in Savannah, GA, where she assisted attorneys on behalf of LGBTQ seniors and low-income seniors in need of public benefits. Ms. Rafferty also worked for two years as Research Assistant to Andrew M. Wright, former Associate Counsel to President Obama and to Vice President Gore, supporting his scholarship in the areas of executive power, national security, congressional oversight, and due process.
Previously, Ms. Rafferty worked professionally as an actor, director, and theatre educator for various theatre companies in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Admitted to practice in the state of New York.