Jessica Scoratow L’24
Jessica was born in Pittsburgh, PA and became involved in civic engagement at a young age. Her first job was working in her State Senator’s office when she was 13 years old and she has been dedicated to bettering the world through her career ever since.
She attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate degree in philosophy and government. During this time, she discovered the deep inequities in the criminal justice system and the way that poverty, racism, and the cyclical nature of criminal punishment created an unjust and unequal society. She became involved in the innocence movement and worked for years for the release of a man who had spent four decades incarcerated for a murder he did not commit. Jessica recognized that the true power of the criminal legal system lies with the prosecutor and chose to devote her career to being an ethical prosecutor focused on decarceration and ending wrongful convictions.
Jessica spent her 1L summer at the Pima County Attorney’s Office in Tucson, AZ working primarily on appeals and her 2L summer in the Homicide Bureau of the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY. After graduation, she will continue pursuing her commitment to progressive prosecution as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.