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Jessie Garland is Gupta Wessler’s 2021-2022 San Francisco Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation. She joins the firm following judicial clerkships with Judge David Barron of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Paul Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also accepted a clerkship with Justice Elena Kagan.
Jessie graduated from Yale Law School. As a law student she worked on ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims with the Ethics Bureau, litigated prisoner and immigrant cases in the Second Circuit with the Appellate Litigation Project, and interned for the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York. She also was a Co-Chair of the Yale Law School Title IX Working Group and served on the Yale University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the Yale Law School Judicial Workplace Conduct Working Group. Before law school Jessie was a Henry Fellow at Cambridge University where she received an MPhil in Criminology. She received her B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.