Madison Gray L’21
Madison is interested in leveraging her legal skills in partnership with marginalized and oppressed people in the defense of their communities and in the shared vision of a society unburdened by violence, displacement, trauma, and destitution.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, she graduated summa cum laude from Temple University, where she studied political science and global studies. While attending Temple University, Madison participated in an experiential learning opportunity at the U.S.-Mexico Border and in a maximum-security prison, both of which provided a glimpse of the immensely violent capacity of the U.S. legal system. As a Legislative Fellow in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and an intern at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Madison witnessed the power that legal practitioners possess to address this violence.
At Penn Law, Madison is co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild chapter, the director of training and research for the Penn Housing Rights Project, and associate editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change. She spent her 1L summer in the Consumer Housing Unit of Philadelphia Legal Assistance, which is dedicated to saving the homes of low-income Philadelphians primarily by defending against mortgage and tax foreclosures.