"Pandemic power plays: Civil liberties in the time of COVID-19," coverage in ABA Journal, April 21, 2020, featuring Adjunct Professor Meryl J. Chertoff.
B.A., Harvard; J.D., Harvard
Meryl Chertoff is the Executive Director of SALPAL and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law. From 2009 to 2019 she served as the Executive Director of The Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program. Among her notable work at Aspen was direction of seminars for judges, lawyers and state government officials, creation of the Inclusive America Project, and direction of the Sandra Day O’Connor Conversation. She also contributes to The Hill and other publications.
Professor Chertoff has had a variety of positions in and around state government. She was Director of the New Jersey Washington Office, served on the legislative staff of a New Jersey Assembly leader, and worked as a lobbyist in Trenton. Professor Chertoff worked in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participating in the agency’s transition into the Department of Homeland Security in 2003.
From 2006-2009 she directed the Sandra Day O’Connor Project at Georgetown Law, on judicial independence and civic education.
She is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School, and served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Myron H. Thompson (M.D. Ala).
"Can Trump Force States To Reopen? Experts Say No", coverage Newsy, April 14, 2020 interviewing Professor Meryl Chertoff.
"Cautious but vigilant, Janet Mills navigates a time of crisis," coverage by the Portland Press Herald, April 12, 2020, quoting Adjunct Professor Meryl Chertoff.
"Insight: Coronavirus Threatens Constitutionally Protected Freedom of Movement", coverage in Bloombert Law, April 2, 2020 by Executive Director, Georgetown Project on State and Local Government Policy and Adjunct Professor Meryl Chertoff.