Britney Wilson

Bertha Justice Fellow

Britney Wilson is a Bertha Justice Fellow in the Government Misconduct Racial Justice docket. Prior to joining the Center for Constitutional Rights, Britney was a Karpatkin Fellow in the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Britney earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015. While in law school, she was an Associate Editor on the Journal of Constitutional Law and participated in ad hoc moot court and mock trial competitions. She served as both a volunteer and a board member for the student-run Civil Rights Law Project, conducting research for various local and national civil rights organizations. She also volunteered with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, where she served as the student volunteer coordinator for Penn Law.

Britney interned at the Legal Aid Society of New York's Prisoners' Rights Project, specifically assisting with advocacy and preparation for litigation on behalf of persons with disabilities in New York State prisons. She also interned at the Southern Center for Human Rights, where she assisted attorneys with capital defense and criminal justice reform work and advocated on behalf of a client before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. In addition, she assisted clients in the Philadelphia community through the Civil Practice Clinic, working on issues ranging from civil forfeiture to estate planning, and the Criminal Defense Clinic, conducting interviews, preliminary hearings, and  misdemeanor trials under the supervision of staff attorneys from the Defenders Association of Philadelphia.

At graduation, she was the co-recipient of the Dean Jefferson B. Fordham Human Rights Award, given to the student who has contributed the most to the advancement of individual human rights and liberties.

Britney received her B.A. in English from Howard University in 2012.