Phoebe Wolfe is a 2018 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. During her third year in law school, Phoebe was part of a small legal team that represented an Alabama death-row prisoner in a federal civil rights case challenging Alabama’s method of execution. She assisted in all substantive aspects of litigation in front of Alabama’s federal courts and the United States Supreme Court, ultimately securing a confidential settlement with the state of Alabama. Phoebe also interned for the Center for Appellate Litigation, providing representation for a criminal defendant in his appeal before the First Department in Manhattan. During the summer of 2017, Phoebe was an intern at Juvenile Rights Practice of The Legal Aid Society of New York City in the Special Litigation & Law Reform Unit, where she worked on class action impact litigation in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice. Phoebe also held judicial internships during law school, including positions with the Honorable Ellen Gesmer in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court and the Honorable Judith Waksberg of Kings County Family Court.
Phoebe graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2015.