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Rachel Sommer

Rachel Sommer, an associate, received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. At NYU, Ms. Sommer was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar; an Executive Editor of the Law Review; a research assistant to Professors Deborah N. Archer, Cynthia Estlund, and Burt Neuborne; and a teaching assistant in the graduate lawyering program. She received her undergraduate degree in International Studies from Middlebury College and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2020


  • New York University School of Law, New York, NY, 2020, J.D.
    Honors: Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Journal: Executive Editor, New York University Law Review
  • Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT, 2012, M. Div.
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 2007, B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude

Past Employment

  • Hon. Harry T. Edwards, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Law Clerk, 2021 - 2022
  • Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk, 2020 - 2021