Beth
Caldwell ’18

“I came to NYU Law because it’s dedicated to producing the best public interest lawyers in the country…”

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Beth
Caldwell ’18

“I came to NYU Law because it’s dedicated to producing the best public interest lawyers in the country…”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

Program Associate, MDC, Inc in Durham, NC

AB, Brown University

Academic Interests

Criminal Justice

Civil Rights

Economic Inequality

Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar

Beyond the Books

New York University Review of Law and Social Change

Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, Fellow

Fair Defense Project

Suspension Representation Project

Parole Preparation Project

Summer Work

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia*

Legal Intern, Federal Defenders of New York*

Research Assistant for Professors Randy Hertz and Anthony Thompson

*Supported by PILC Summer Funding Program

After NYU Law

Clerk for Judge Kermit Lipez, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Portland, ME (2019-2020)

Clerk for Judge Berle M. Schiller, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2018-2019)

1L Summer

“I worked at the Federal Defenders of New York and had a fantastic experience. I really saw the full range of things that a federal defender does.”

2L Highlight: Real-world Experience

“As an intern with the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, I’ve worked on multiple cases challenging cash bail systems, the right to counsel, and the adequacy of public defense in the Deep South.”

Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic

“The criminal justice system can be very brutal for clients, but I learned that you can sometimes be a lifeline in that moment.”

THE WASHINGTON SQUARE WAY

“I came to NYU Law because I wanted to be around a group of people committed to public interest law. I knew that NYU was dedicated to creating that sort of community.”