Lecturer in Law
Ms. Hudson is the Deputy Chief Public Defender for the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender, the third largest public defender organization in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender, she served for ten years as an Assistant Federal Defender for the Federal Community Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Capital Habeas Unit, where she represented clients on death row in their post-conviction and federal habeas appeals. In her last year with the Capital Habeas Unit she also served as the Director of Training, designing, implementing, and managing an ongoing training program for all Capital Habeas Unit staff. Ms. Hudson began her legal career as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where for four years she represented clients on cases ranging from civil commitments, simple misdemeanors, and multiple-count felonies. Ms. Hudson received her undergraduate and law degrees from Cornell University. In 2013, Cornell Law School presented her with an award for exemplary public service.