Project: Brennan Center for Justice. New York, NY. Democracy Program. Assisting attorneys.
Mark Haidar is a joint JD/MPP candidate at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School. A native of metro Detroit, Mark graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a BA in Public Policy. He plans to commit his career to furthering voting rights and democracy reform in the United States.
Prior to law school, Mark worked primarily in policy and civil rights advocacy—including roles at the Obama White House, the campaign for Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed, All Voting is Local, and the Constitutional Accountability Center. At HLS, Mark founded the Equal Democracy Project, a student organization focused on promoting civic engagement and dialogue around election law issues, and serves as an executive editor on the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He is also an active member of the Middle Eastern Law Student Association and La Alianza.
This summer, Mark will be a legal intern at the Brennan Center for Justice. Working within their Democracy Program, he will engage in a mix of impact litigation and policy advocacy to address various election-related challenges posed by COVID-19.
Having completed his first year of law school, Mark will begin his studies at the Kennedy School this fall, where he will be a part of the Zuckerman Fellows Program at the Center for Public Leadership. In his spare time, Mark loves to play basketball and listen to podcasts.