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PSVF Fellow: Jules Welsh (J.D. ’20)

Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania- Capital Habeas Unit

Philadelphia, PA

Jules Welsh will represent individuals sentenced to death in their post-conviction proceedings at the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During law school, Jules was a clinical student in the Capital Punishment Clinic and the Human Rights Clinic, Policy Director of the Prison Legal Assistance Project, and Executive Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Jules spent law school summers working at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a legal services collective providing direct representation for low-income transgender people in New York, and at the Civil Rights Bureau of the Office of the New York Attorney General. After law school, Jules served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Neal E. Kravitz on the District of Columbia Superior Court. Jules holds a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College.