Laura Young is the Wellstone Legal Fellow at The Advocates for Human Rights. Laura received her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She received her J.D. magna cum laude in 2005 from the University of Minnesota Law School and received her Master of Public Health from Emory University in 1999. Laura has worked on criminal law and human rights issues throughout her professional career, specifically violence against women and the death penalty.
She was a domestic violence educator and volunteer trainer at the Women’s Center of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was employed by the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Project, which provides legal representation to Mexican nationals facing capital punishment in the U.S, and most recently was a judicial clerk for the Hon. Wilhelmina M. Wright of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.