Michael Huggins is a second-year Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he is concentrating in Social and Urban Policy. Michael also received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2017. Michael has previously interned at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP), the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division: Special Litigation Section, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Prisoners’ Legal Services.
Michael is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in International Relations. After graduating from Stanford, Michael served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan from 2010 – 2012. Michael is a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar, an Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellow, a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar, and a Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellow. After graduation, Michael will work as an Associate Counsel and George N. Lindsay Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in D.C., where he will use impact litigation and public policy advocacy to eliminate debtors’ prisons and reduce mass incarceration. Michael is also a native and resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. He hopes to return home and run for office.