Merilin Castillo joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 and is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. Merilin is a member of the 2017 class of Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship recipients.
Before law school, she interned at the United States Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. During law school, Merilin was the Editor-In-Chief of A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, a premier resource designed to assist incarcerated individuals understand their legal rights, and served as a student attorney for the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, where she represented individuals challenging the conditions of their confinement. She served as the President of the First Generation Professionals group during the 2017-2018 academic year; Merilin also interned full time as a New York State Pro Bono Scholar at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2019
- BA (History and Literature, French Citation), Harvard University, 2016