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Melissa McCall, J.D.

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Melissa McCall, J.D., Contributing Author

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Melissa McCall is a lawyer and writer from Brooklyn, New York.  Melissa earned her JD from the Syracuse University College of Law and an MS in Science Journalism from Stonybrook University.  Legal writing combines Melissa’s passions for writing, the law, and her beloved Oxford comma.  Melissa’s journalism career began at 16, and her work has been featured in print magazines, online magazines, and the Virgin Islands Daily News.

In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with her nieces, practicing kindness, traveling, moving to random countries, and playing tennis.

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