Merrick Black is a Senior Legal Assistant in Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Baltimore Office. In 2019, She graduated from Yale College with distinction in the Russian and East European Studies major. Her academic interests focus on international relations and its intersection with the law—a subject to which she devoted her senior thesis, “Leadership and Liability: An Examination of Romania’s Support for Soviet-Based Military Action.”
During her time at Yale, Merrick served on the executive committee of the Yale Legal Aid Association before being elected as her residential college’s inaugural college council president. She also served on the university’s Title IX Advisory Board and volunteered with Yale Law School’s Resource Mapping Project (RAMP) and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP).
In her free time, Merrick can usually be found chasing her next story idea and has had poems published by both Yale’s Accent magazine and Columbia’s POEZIO. She is fluent in both Russian and Romanian.
Merrick is considering law school or pursuing a degree in International Relations in the future.
- B.A., Yale College, 2019