Douglass Fellows: 2017-18

Katherine Carey

Stanford Law School

Katherine is a second-year law student at Stanford Law School. She graduated from Occidental College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. Before starting law school, she worked at various anti-human trafficking nonprofits including a shelter in Sacramento, California, and Polaris and Free the Slaves in Washington, D.C. Katherine co-founded Stanford’s first club addressing gendered violence and spent the summer following her first year of law school handling criminal appeals at the California Attorney General’s office. She plans to become a prosecutor.

Brittany Davis

Columbia Law School


Brittany is a second-year law student at Columbia University Law School. Her passion in support of anti-trafficking began with advocacy work during her time at McGill University. As a native of Canada, Brittany then worked as an intern in the Ontario Provincial government where she researched and drafted anti-trafficking legislation for the province. At Columbia Law School, she is the President of their student-run human rights organization and a Chairperson for Columbia’s pro-bono group focused on domestic violence issues. Brittany hopes to work with legislators to create appropriate legislation that will help survivors of trafficking or gender-based violence and other vulnerable groups attain justice.

Cassondra (Cj) Murphy

University of Virginia School of Law

Cassondra (Cj) is a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review and in the Law and Public Service Program. She has interned for the United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Department of Justice, the White House, and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Cj hopes to work on policy issues at a nonprofit organization.

Meaghan Newkirk

Duke University School of Law

Meaghan is a third-year student at Duke Law. She attended Cornell University and majored in Classics, after which she worked as a paralegal at a plaintiff-side litigation firm. After her first year of law school, Meaghan interned with the Charity & Security Network and took classes at the Duke-Geneva Institute. Last summer, Meaghan was a summer associate at Williams & Connolly. At Duke, she works with the International Human Rights Clinic. Meaghan hopes to work with an international non-governmental organization to develop strategic impact litigation around human rights as well as policy.

Cory Sagduyu

University of Virginia School of Law

Cory is a third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, she interned at the Justice Department’s Criminal Section working on prosecution of official misconduct, hate crimes, and human trafficking. She helped victims of domestic violence and human trafficking gain legal status at Ayuda, Human Rights First, and the Equal Justice Center. At the University of Virginia, she directs the Migrant Farmworker Project, which provides legal assistance to potential victims of labor trafficking. Her ideal legal job would involve prosecution of human traffickers, which could include direct involvement in prosecutions, providing trainings on human trafficking, and increasing general awareness of human trafficking through written products and events.

Emily Sauer

Pepperdine University School of Law

Emily is a third-year law student at Pepperdine University School of Law. Following graduation in 2018, she will clerk for the Honorable Carlos Bea of the Ninth Circuit. She currently serves as an editor of the Pepperdine Law Review and co-chair of the Pepperdine International Moot Court Team. After her first year of law school, Emily worked as a law clerk to Uganda’s Supreme Court justices. Prior to law school, Emily received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She hopes to work for the U.S. Department of Justice in its human trafficking division.

Holly Thompson

Vanderbilt University Law School

Holly is a second-year law student at Vanderbilt University Law School. During the summer of 2017, she worked as an intern for Federal Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern and as a legal intern with International Justice Mission’s field office in Bolivia. Holly wants to secure a legal job involving equipping and empowering attorneys in developing nations and in poor U.S. communities to address injustices such as sexual violence, hate crimes, human trafficking, and police abuse of power.