Theodora Raymond-Sidel

Law Clerk


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2020
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2016

Fellowships. Leadership, & Recognition

  • James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School
  • Warner W. Garner Research Fellowship, Columbia Law School
  • Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Semi-Finalist, Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition, Columbia Law School
  • Co-President, American Constitution Society, Columbia Law School

Theodora “Thea” Raymond-Sidel is a law clerk at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Thea is a recent graduate of Columbia Law School. At Columbia, Thea was a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review, a semi-finalist in the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition, and the co-president of the American Constitution Society. She was also a teaching assistant for Professors Vincent Blasi and Philip Hamburger and a research assistant for Professor Elizabeth F. Emens and for the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, working with Professor Lee Gelernt. At Columbia, Thea was a James Kent Scholar, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a recipient of the Warner W. Garner Research Fellowship. Her Note, “I Saw the Sign: NIFLA v. Becerra and Informed Consent to Abortion,” was published in the December 2019 issue of the Columbia Law Review. While in law school, Thea worked at the Knight First Amendment Institute and the ACLU of Wisconsin. From 2022 to 2024, Thea will clerk for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California and the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Prior to law school, Thea did email fundraising and digital strategy for campaigns and non-profits. Thea received her B.A. from Columbia University, where she majored in History with a concentration in Economics.