Student, Fordham University School of Law
Mari Byrne grew up around Washington, DC, and graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Social Work. While at George Mason, she worked as a full time residential counselor at a transitional home for women leaving state prison. She obtained her M.S.W. with a concentration in Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University's School of Social Work. During this time, she was the Volunteer Coordinator for New York City’s Court Appointed Special Advocates. Following this, Mari began law school at Fordham University.
She spent her 1L summer working in the Community Economic Development Unit at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and her 2L summer as a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. At Fordham, Mari has been President of Prisoners’ Rights Advocates, a member of Stein Scholars for the Public Interest, and a tutor for the Academic Enrichment Program. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Mari participated in Fordham’s Community Economic Development Clinic and conducted research on Tanzanian women’s access to adequate housing as a Crowley Scholar. This year she is the Symposia Editor of the Fordham Law Review.