Linnet Davis-Stermitz is the firm’s 2020-2021 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation. She joins Gupta Wessler following judicial clerkships with Judge Michelle Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Linnet graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Rubenstein Scholar and a Comments Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. During law school, she worked at BPI, the ACLU of Illinois, and the Special Litigation Section of the DOJ Civil Rights Division. She also worked in eviction defense at now-Legal Aid Chicago through the Poverty and Housing Law Clinic. And she spent her 3L year in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, through which she participated in the clinic’s pathbreaking selective enforcement litigation and represented an individual defendant in sentencing proceedings in federal district court.
Before law school, Linnet worked as a civil rights paralegal at now-Relman and Colfax PLLC and spent a year traveling. She received her B.A. with Highest Honors in political science and economics from Swarthmore College.