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Jennifer Mellon

Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law
Jennifer Mellon is a Clinical Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and an assistant public defender in New Haven, CT. Her practice includes serious felony cases and a special focus on non-citizen clients. A graduate of Duke Law School, she began her legal career in Durham, NC, as a fellow for the Fair Trial Initiative, a defense organization for indigent clients facing the death penalty. She previously worked as astaff attorney at New Haven Legal Assistance and Connecticut Legal Services in Bridgeport, where she specialized in immigration law, including removal defense, and employment law. In 2007, she helped to found the Stamford Day Laborer Wage Clinic, which provides pro bono counsel to day laborers seeking to recover unpaid wages.

Education
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2002
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1999

Courses Taught
Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic