Defne Ozgediz


Defne Ozgediz received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Institute and in the Immigration and Refugee Clinic.  Additionally, she was a training coordinator for the Prison Legal Assistance Project, a senior article editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review, and a member of the Harvard Mediation Program and the Ghana Project, a clinical program involving access to health insurance in Ghana.  Defne spent her 1L summer interning at The Bronx Defenders and her 2L summer at The Southern Center for Human Rights, a capital defense organization located in Atlanta. During her 2L summer she also assisted the Southern Public Defender Training Center with their annual attorney training. Prior to law school, Defne worked as an AmeriCorps fellow at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and as a housing paralegal at Greater Boston Legal Services. Defne received her undergraduate degree and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.