Jamie Gullen is the Managing Attorney of the Employment Unit and Youth Justice Project at Community Legal Services. Ms. Gullen began her career at CLS as a law student intern in 2010, and was awarded a Penn Law fellowship sponsored by the Langer, Grogan, and Diver law firm to continue working at CLS upon graduation. Ms. Gullen’s work focuses on increasing access to education and employment opportunities for youth who have juvenile or criminal records through a combination of direct representation, community education, and policy advocacy. Ms. Gullen also leads CLS’s community-based record clearing programs and works to expand record clearing as a remedy in Pennsylvania and around the country.
Prior to law school, Ms. Gullen taught elementary school in the South Bronx through Teach for America.
Honors & Publications
Ms. Gullen has received several awards including the Penn Law Young Alumni Award, the Sean Peretta Service Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network’s Outstanding Leadership Award as part of a team that advocated for Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate law. She has published multiple articles and reports on topics including racial justice in education policy, discrimination against young mothers of color with criminal records, and increasing access to higher education for people with juvenile or criminal records.
Ms. Gullen earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2007, and M.S. in Teaching from Pace University in 2009.