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PSVF Fellow: Julianna Astarita (J.D. ’21)

Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Chicago Trial-Practice Group

Chicago, IL

During law school, Julianna was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and the Director of Conference for the Harvard Women’s Law Association. She was involved with the Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic, where she drafted a petition for certiorari on an unsettled issue of Fourth Amendment law and researched federal habeas issues, and participated in the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic as an extern with the League of Women Voters working on ballot initiatives. She spent her 1L summer at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center doing post-conviction and prisoner rights work and her 2L summer at the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia assisting with litigation regarding police brutality and prisoner rights. Before coming to law school, she graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a double major in history and political science, and earned an M. Phil with distinction in criminology from the University of Cambridge.