Morgan B. Hanna, Children’s Project Staff Attorney and Welcome South Pro Bono Coordinator, graduated from Rhodes College with a BA in Political Science and minors in English and African American Studies. She earned her JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board, Research Editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and held several positions in the Black Law Students Association. Morgan also represented clients as a student attorney in Tennessee courts through UT Law’s Advocacy Clinic and competed in mock trial competitions. She was the recipient of the Chancellor George Lewis Moot Court Board Award and Judge Herschel P. Franks Award. Morgan was honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court for her pro bono service, and in her final year of law school, selected to the National Order of Barristers. She also served as a summer law clerk for judges in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Prior to law school, Morgan worked in case management as a subrogation specialist for an ERISA firm in Memphis. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyers’ Association for Women (Marion Griffin Chapter), and currently serves as President of the Rhodes College New Alumni Council.