2020-2021 Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow, The Public Justice Center
Olivia N. Sedwick, Esq. is the 2020-2021 Francis D. Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, Maryland. There, she handles appellate matters in the Maryland appellate courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the following issue areas: housing, public health, employment, education, prisoner’s rights, and other civil rights issues. Prior to becoming the 2020-2021 Murnaghan Fellow, Olivia was a judicial clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to that, Olivia was an Antitrust & Competition associate in the D.C. Office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton, LLP. Olivia attended the Howard University School of Law where she graduated in the top fourteen percent of her class in 2018., and while there, she interned in the Voting Rights group at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and for the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Olivia received her B.A. in Political Science with a double minor in economics and history summa cum laude from Winston-Salem State University, and served as the Student Body President. Olivia is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, respectively.