Megan Quattlebaum

Associate Research Scholar in Law


Megan Quattlebaum is a Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School where she developed and leads a research project, funded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, that employs qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of frontline workers about the criminal justice system. She is also a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where she co-teaches the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic. 

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2010

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 2002

Courses Taught


  • Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Liman Public Interest Practicum
  • Liman Public Interest Workshop: Incarceration
  • Liman Public Interest Workshop: Moving Criminal
  • Justice: Possibilities of Reform
  • Criminal Justice Reform: Theory and Research in Action

Megan Quattlebaum is a Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School where she developed and leads a research project, funded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, that employs qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of frontline workers about the criminal justice system. She is also a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where she co-teaches the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic. She previously served as the Program Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, where she developed and co-taught an experiential course on criminal justice reform and coordinated the Collaboratory's efforts on behalf of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Before that, Quattlebaum worked as the Senior Liman Fellow in Residence for the Arthur Liman Program at Yale Law School, an associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in New York where she represented clients in criminal and civil cases, and an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Pittsburgh. She also served as a clerk for the Hon. Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.