Selena Kitchens

Summer Associate

Education

  • B.A., Princeton University
    summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Co-Editor in Chief, Yale Law & Policy Review
  • Coker Fellow, Yale Law School
  • Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, Princeton University

Selena Kitchens is a summer associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at Yale Law School.

At Yale, Selena is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review, a Coker Fellow in Constitutional Law under Professor Kate Stith, a student director for the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, and a teaching assistant to Amb. (ret.) Luis C.deBaca. She has also worked as a research assistant for Professor John F. Witt and a member of the Capital Assistance Project. During the summer of 2020, Selena interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she analyzed Fourth Amendment and Miranda issues, prepared attorneys for witness proffers, and evaluated how 2018 First Step Act reforms might impact sentences for defendants with prior federal firearms convictions.

Before law school, Selena was a project analyst at Mintz Levin Cohen Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. As a project analyst, she worked closely with the firm’s White Collar and Commercial Litigation practices, identifying and analyzing key materials for presentation to Assistant U.S. Attorneys in high-profile cases, coordinating with clients to prepare records for production to federal and state prosecutors, and calculating damages for use in a multi-million-dollar property dispute trial. She was also tasked with coordinating a team of project analysts over multiple months to prepare materials for a multi-week arbitration.

Selena received her B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa and received the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. During her summers, she interned for Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.