Bolch Judicial Institute
Duke Law School
Sarah A.L. Merriam has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut since 2015. She was previously an Assistant Federal Defender, an associate at the law firm of Cowdery, Ecker & Murphy in Hartford, a law clerk to Judge Thomas Meskill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a law clerk to Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a law degree from Yale University, and a master of judicial studies degree from Duke Law School.