Paulina Perlin

Student Fellow


Paulina Perlin is a third-year student at Yale Law School interested in the intersection of human rights, constitutional protections, and national security. As a Knight Law and Media Scholar and student director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, she litigates a number of First Amendment and FOIA cases related to national security, and as a Herbert Hansell Fellow, she writes on issues related to foreign intelligence surveillance. She also currently teaches first-year law students as a Coker Fellow in constitutional law and has previously served as chapter co-director of the International Refugee Assistance Project and the Lowenstein Project for Human Rights. Paulina has published articles in the Texas International Law Journal and the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, as well as on Lawfare and Just Security. During her summers, she has worked as a summer associate at Davis Polk, as well as at the UN OHCHR, where she helped implement Colombia's peace accord with the FARC. Prior to law school, she taught political science at NYU Abu Dhabi as a Global Academic Fellow. Paulina graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Mathematics and Political Science from Wellesley College in 2015.