Camilla Samuelsson L’25
Camilla Samuelsson is a 2L from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Lafayette College and completed majors in Anthropology & Sociology and International Affairs, and a minor in French. During her time in college, she developed a passion for immigrant rights at the intersection with health, legal systems, and social justice, completing an honors thesis on access to maternal medical care for undocumented immigrants. After graduating from college, Camilla worked in regulatory change compliance for two and a half years in NYC.
This summer, Camilla worked at The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit in NYC. She worked with the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, the nation’s first public defender program for individuals in immigration detention facing deportation. Camilla hopes to continue working on a variety of civil rights issues involving immigrant rights, criminal justice, and/or juvenile justice.
At Penn Carey Law, Camilla is a Case Chair with the Youth Advocacy Project, a pro bono project that supports young people prosecuted as adults in the Philadelphia region. She is also the Vice President of the Latinx Law Students Association, and an Associate Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Camilla enjoys salsa and bachata dancing, trying local restaurants, and spending time with friends.