Eli Northrup graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2011 where he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow in Civil Liberties and was awarded the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for outstanding work in a clinical course. After graduating, Eli clerked for the Hon. Robert P. Patterson, Jr. on the District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Hon. Julio M. Fuentes on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He then received his L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center where he served as an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow in the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, representing indigent criminal defendants and supervising third year law students. While in law school, Eli taught legal research classes to prison inmates with the Prisoners’ Rights and Education Project, and served as a student advocate with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem as a member of the NYU Criminal and Community Defense Clinic. He also interned at the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx, the Orleans Public Defenders, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Eli received a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Law & Society from Cornell University in 2007.