As a legal fellow with the Refugee Protection and Refugee Representation teams, Cora Wright supports strategic representation of clients affected by anti-asylum policies, conducts legal research, and authors analysis of law and policy.
Cora earned a juris doctor from University of Michigan Law School in 2021 before joining Human Rights First. During law school, she was a student attorney in Michigan’s Human Trafficking Clinic and a researcher for the Immigrant Justice Lab. In her role as an extern with the Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, she assisted asylum seekers with access to basic rights and overcoming barriers related to the immigration system, while also preparing research for upcoming litigation. During her summers, she interned with Legal Aid of Cambodia and was awarded a Bates Fellowship for her work with Professor Dire Tladi of the International Law Commission.
Cora also holds a Bachelor of Arts in history with highest honors from College of Charleston.