Elizabeth Esser-Stuart

Scholar, Criminal Law / Post-Conviction, Judicial Clerkship
Class of 2018
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"My experience at Texas Law was fantastic! The public interest program allowed me to explore criminal justice and civil rights through clinics and classes from day one. The public interest community taught me what it means to be an advocate. I’m incredibly grateful for the support and guidance I received at Texas Law."

Elizabeth Esser-Stuart is a public defender with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. She is based in Newark and handles felony cases. Immediately after law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Amy Totenberg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.

At Texas Law, Elizabeth was a member of the Public Interest Law Association, If/When/How, and the Justice Center's student advisory board, and was on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review. She interned with the Texas Defender Service and was a research assistant to Professors Wendy Wagner and Jennifer Laurin. She participated in the Pro Bono Program's winter break trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley and worked on a number of other pro bono projects, including the Expunction Project and Jane's Due Process. She participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Civil Rights Clinic. She spent the summer after her 1L year with the Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans and the summer after her 2L year with the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Palmer, Alaska.