Morgen Black-Smith 2017-10-26T12:30:45+00:00

Morgen Black-Smith

Morgen is an associate with Berney & Sang. She focuses her practice in the areas of education law, civil rights and employment discrimination. Morgen earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2006 where she was a Levy Scholar in Law and Public policy and served as the student coordinator for the Penn Law Advocates for the Homeless legal clinic and on the Executive Board of the Journal of Law and Social Change. Following graduation, Morgen clerked for the Honorable Harvey Bartle III, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Morgen worked as a Staff Attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project where she worked primarily in the areas of disability, public benefits and family law. Outside the office, Morgen enjoys gardening, canning and cooking.

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Education Law

Law Clerk to the Honorable Harvey Bartle III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006–2008.

Co-author, Trauma and School Children: Can the Law Empower These Students?, The Legal Intelligencer (July 23, 2017).

Co-author, Students with allergies protected by law from dangerous reactions, bias, The Notebook (February/March 2017).

Co-author, President Obama and His Legacy on Education, The Legal Intelligencer (December 27, 2016).

Co-author, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Mirage of School Choice, The Legal Intelligencer (September 22, 2016).

Co-author, Transgender Students: A Unique Frontier for Civil Rights, The Legal Intelligencer (June 27, 2016).

University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
Juris Doctor, 2006

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language, 2001

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania