Tessa Bialek graduated from Yale Law School in 2013. At Yale, she was a student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, a member of the Legal Services for Immigrant Communities Clinic, and the Managing Editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal.
After law school, Tessa clerked for the Hon. Robert N. Chatigny on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Hon. Susan L. Carney on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She then served as the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Fellow at Yale Law School, co-teaching a law school clinic that partners with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to conceive, develop, and litigate consumer protection and other public interest-focused lawsuits.
Tessa holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the Juvenile Sentencing Project in October 2016.