Julian Lutz L’24
A proud Philadelphian, Julian comes from a hardworking, strong, but financially stressed family that had to carefully plan every expense and forgo many luxuries. As he grew up, Julian began to wonder about the causes of our stresses and of the deeper violence, poverty, and chronic systemic inequality that still plague many families in other parts of Philadelphia.
Julian studied political science at Saint Joseph’s University and spent a summer at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. After graduation he worked as a paralegal at Regional Housing Legal Services, assisting affordable housing finance transactions, community benefits agreement negotiations, and client outreach with community groups in Philadelphia. In the Summer of 2022, he began work as a Peggy Browning Fellow intern for the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 19, supporting workers while learning about the function of a union local.
At Penn, Julian has volunteered with the Penn Housing Rights Project and edits the Journal of Law and Public Affairs. He is a member of the First Generation Professionals and Penn Carey Law for Philly, and plays for the law school’s softball club.