Christina Bartzokis L’25
Christina is a dual degree student, pursuing a master’s in social work at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice alongside her law degree. She is passionate about providing holistic representation to people targeted by the criminal legal system and hopes to practice as a public defender after graduation.
Christina grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and attended Yale University, where she received her BA in Global Affairs. After college, Christina spent three years as a Child Protective Services caseworker in rural Oregon. Her disillusionment with the punitive response of both the Child Welfare and criminal legal systems to the needs of her community led her to law school; her time in Oregon also illuminated the unique challenges of practice in a rural environment and she hopes to work in a similar setting after graduation.
Christina interned her 1L summer with the Legal Aid Society’s Exploitation Intervention Project, representing survivors of trafficking facing criminal charges. During her year in residency at the School of Social Policy and Practice, she completed a field placement as a social work intern in Community Legal Services’ Housing Unit, followed by a summer internship at the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project. Now a 2L at Penn Carey Law, Christina serves on the boards of the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic and the Youth Advocacy Project, and is an Associate Editor of the Law Review. In her free time, Christina is an active member of the Penn Grad Boxing Team.