Jennifer Thelusma graduated from Duke University School of Law in 2019 with a J.D. and a certificate in Public Interest and Public Service.
While at Duke Law, Jennifer gained legal experience through various practical projects. For example, during the Fall of her 2L year, as a legal intern in the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, she worked to move five cases through post-conviction review by conducting legal research, interviewing witnesses, and drafting a motion for appropriate relief. During the Fall of her 3L year, Jennifer externed full time at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Special Litigation Section where she worked on cases aimed at enforcing the Constitutional rights of individuals under state hospital and correctional control.
During her time at Duke Law, Jennifer also served as symposium editor of the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, externed in Earthjustice’s D.C. office, and served as internal vice president of Duke’s Black Law Students Association.
Jennifer received her a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Florida.