Legal Center Names Megan McAllen First Rapoport Legal Fellow


The Board of Directors of the Campaign Legal Center this week approved the selection of Megan McAllen as the Legal Center’s first recipient of the Rapoport Legal Fellowship.  This fellowship was made possible by a generous grant from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation. The one-year position is designed for recent law school graduates embarking on careers in campaign finance and election law.   

“The generosity of the Rapoport Foundation will allow us to keep a very talented young lawyer on board here at the Legal Center as we litigate a growing number of campaign finance and election law cases around the nation,” said Legal Center Executive Director J. Gerald Hebert. “For the last year we have been lucky enough to have had Megan working with us thanks to a grant from the University of Virginia Law School and we are thrilled to be able to retain her through this new legal fellowship.”

Ms. McAllen litigates numerous campaign finance and election law issues before state and federal courts, and is also active in a range of voting rights and election protection efforts.  With J. Gerald Hebert, she co-authored “Redistricting in the Post-2010 Cycle: Lessons Learned?,” which appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Human Rights Magazine (published by the American Bar Association’s Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities).

Ms. McAllen is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (2011) and Princeton University (2007).  She is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Since its inception in 1986, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation has dedicated more than $54 million in grants to improve the social fabric of life.  Its mission is to meet basic human needs while building individual and social resiliency.