Kirsten Hanlon L’24
Kirsten Hanlon is committed to tackling structural barriers to success facing young people in the United States. She completed her BS in Neuroscience & Behavior, as well as a supplementary major in Peace Studies, from the University of Notre Dame in 2019. As an undergraduate, she researched the impact of intimate partner violence in the household on mother-child relationships and resilience levels. Kirsten hopes to combine her interests in child and adolescent development and restorative justice to take a holistic approach to issues of juvenile representation and sentencing reform. Prior to law school, Kirsten worked on patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and consumer class action cases as a legal assistant at Dovel & Luner, LLP, a plaintiff-side litigation boutique. At Penn Carey Law, she is a volunteer with the Criminal Record Expungement Project, a member of Public Speaking Society, and a 1L Representative for the Equal Justice Foundation.