Camille Fenton

Scholar Criminal Law / Post-Conviction Judicial Clerkship
Class of 2019
Camille Fenton

"My involvement with the Justice Center shaped my early law school experience. I was immediately welcomed by a wonderful community of students, faculty and staff, all dedicated to public service and public interest law. Texas could not have been more unfamiliar to me when I moved to Austin from New York City, but the support, programming and opportunities of the Justice Center made me feel right at home."

Camille Fenton is a federal public defender with the Federal Defenders of San Diego. Immediately after law school, she served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge John Anthony Mendez in Sacramento, California.

At Texas Law, Camille was a member of the Public Interest Law Association, If/When/How, and the Justice Center's student advisory board, and was a staff editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. During her second year of law school, she was a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar, helping run the Mithoff Pro Bono Program's Expunction Project. She participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, and Civil Rights Clinic.

During the spring of her first year, she clerked for the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, assisting the attorneys in their representation of death-sentenced persons in state post-conviction proceedings. The summer after her first year, she worked for the Trial Unit of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles. The summer after her second year, she worked in the Criminal Defense Practice at The Bronx Defenders in New York.