Kate Weisburd graduated from Brown University in 2000 with a degree in Public Policy and American Institutions, and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2005. Before attending law school, she worked as a death penalty investigator at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. While in law school, she interned with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (Criminal Justice Section), the Brennan Center for Justice, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Also during law school, she represented clients in Columbia’s Criminal Practice Clinic; interned for the Honorable Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and was a research assistant to Professor James Liebman. In 2005, Weisburd received the Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP Fellowship in recognition of her commitment to pursuing a career in public interest law. Before joining the Death Penalty Clinic, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.