Ciara Cooney

Summer Associate


  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2017
  • Georgetown Law Center, 2L

Ciara Cooney is a summer associate in the New York office of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at Georgetown University Law Center.

At Georgetown University Law Center, Ciara is the Managing Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. She is also currently a research assistant for the Supreme Court Institute and a Criminal Justice 1L Tutor. She was previously a research assistant for Professor Sirota and a Constitutional Law 1L tutor. Ciara was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice.

Ciara recently worked as a Legal Intern in the Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County. Additionally, she worked as a Practicum Student at the Georgetown Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, where she conducted research and analyzed case law on issues impacting prisoners' rights, such as the treatment of John Doe defendants under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c) in preparation of a petition for certiorari. Ciara previously worked as a Policy Director for a Baltimore mayoral campaign, where she wrote and led research for policy position papers on public health, environment, education, and economic development.

Ciara received her B.A., with high distinction, from University of Virginia. During her time at UVA, she interned for U.S. Senator Mark Warner, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, and the Confederation of British Industry.