Jeff Zalesin

Legal Fellow/Law Clerk

Jeff Zalesin is a Yale Law Journal Public Interest Fellow for 2019-20. His work at CLC focuses on promoting an accurate 2020 Census and protecting the tradition of voting maps that provide representation to all U.S. residents, regardless of immigration status.

Jeff Zalesin

Jeff graduated from Yale Law School in 2019. In law school, Jeff was a member of Yale’s Rule of Law Clinic, working on litigation over the 2020 Census and advocacy for expanded voting rights in Connecticut. Jeff served as a research and teaching assistant to former U.S. Senator Russell D. Feingold, who taught at Yale in 2017 and 2018. He was also a co-president of the Yale Law School Democrats for 2017-18. He spent the summer of 2017 as an intern at CLC.


Before law school, Jeff worked for two years as journalist at Law360 in New York, covering antitrust law, sports law, corporate transactions, and other legal subjects. He received his B.A. from Pomona College in 2014, with a major in English.