University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 2015
International Affairs and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, Georgia 2019
Alejandra Mejia was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in Suwanee, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia magna cum laude with a B.A in International Affairs and a B.A in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. While she attended the University of Georgia, she was able to study abroad at Oxford University where a course in British Common Law sparked her interest in a law career.
Alejandra received her law degree from Emory University School of Law in May 2019. During her time at Emory, Alejandra was involved in various organizations, including the Immigration Law Practice Society and the Latin American Law Student Association. Within the Immigration Law Practice Society, she held the positions of Treasurer and Vice President of the organization. She was also a staff editor of the Journal of Law and Religion.
Before joining Meriwether and Tharp, Alejandra gained legal experience through Emory Law's Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic where she represented minors with delinquent and status offenses under Georgia's Student Practice Act. Alejandra received a fellowship with the Georgia Latino Law Foundation to intern at Georgia Legal Services where she worked with mostly Spanish speaking clients in domestic violence and legitimation cases. During her last semester at Emory, she externed at Gwinnett Legal Aid where she worked with Spanish speaking clients in divorce, adult name change petitions, and immigration cases.
In her spare time Alejandra likes to travel, spend time with her family and friends, and attend concerts.