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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Meg Garvin

October 04, 2010

Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School. In these roles she leads NCVLI’s national impact litigation and legal technical assistance programs.

Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights. She regularly presents on victims’ rights and participates in national forums to develop policy on victims’ rights.

She has testified before Congress and the Oregon Legislature on the current state of victim law. She serves on the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, co-chairs the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force, and is a member of the board of directors for the National Organization of Victim Assistance. She served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee from 2005-2010.

Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in a private firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, her master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her juris doctor from the University of Minnesota.