- University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- J.D. – 2023
- Dean’s Scholarship
- Student Attorney, Workers’ Rights Clinic
- Student Attorney, Juvenile Justice Clinic
- University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Articles Editor
- Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, Research Volunteer
- Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
- B.A.– 2017
- Majors: English and Urban Studies
- Summa cum laude
- 2015 National Truman Finalist
- 2014 Rhodes College Woman of the Year
- Washington State
Eilidh Morrison is a passionate advocate for the “underdog” and effectively applies her education, experience and skills to support PCVA clients by holding corporations, institutions and people in authority accountable for egregious offenses.
Eilidh’s path to PCVA started during her sophomore year in college when, at 19 years old, she served as the executive director of a non-profit “street newspaper” in Memphis, Tenn., that gave hundreds of displaced individuals the opportunity to sell the newspaper on the streets and keep the proceeds. When police wrongfully arrested vendors of the paper for panhandling, Eilidh would advocate for the vendors’ right to engage in the activity protected under the law. Ultimately, Eilidh secured a meeting with the entire Memphis police force to explain the purpose and goals of the organization. That meeting resulted in structural changes to how Memphis law enforcement interacts with unhoused people.
Once in law school at the University of Michigan, Eilidh continued to serve as a proponent for human rights at the Civil Rights Litigation Initiative, where she supported the ACLU in a high-profile case concerning police misuse of facial recognition technology. In that case, the police relied solely on old video surveillance footage of a theft and faulty facial recognition software to arrest an innocent man in front of his family and neighbors. The man was held in bleak conditions for 18 hours. As the case was unfolding, Eilidh worked closely with the man’s family to seek justice. Pursuing structural change, she helped prepare her client to give congressional testimony about the dangers of the use of artificial intelligence technologies in policing.
Eilidh also developed a particular passion for supporting minors while working for her law school’s juvenile justice clinic, where she counseled young people charged with felonies. There, she saw first-hand how the criminal justice system can easily be used by those in power as a tool for abuse. She is vehemently committed to changing that.
These experiences and others lit a fire in Eilidh that burns brightly today. She deeply desires to reach the best possible legal outcomes and help individuals and families who have suffered harms through no fault of their own find justice and closure. Her work at PCVA gives her that opportunity, and she is 100% committed to the firm’s mission.