Ruth O'Herron

Ruth O'Herron

Associate, Gibbons Fellowship

Ms. O’Herron is the John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest & Constitutional Law for the 2023 – 2025 term. She is particularly well qualified for this challenging role. Through her work researching and writing for federal judges at both the trial and appellate levels, she has developed proficiency in the skills necessary to litigate the cutting-edge matters relevant to the Gibbons Fellowship, including constitutional and civil rights, education, immigration, criminal procedure, prison conditions, and government transparency. She has gained relevant experience through her law school clinic, as well as her work with the Legal Aid Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Center for Appellate Litigation.



Columbia Law School (J.D.)

  • Notes Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review
  • Teaching Assistant: Immigration Law; Immigration Defense Externship
  • Best in Class Award, Immigration Law

Boston College (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law Clerk to the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2022 – 2023

Legal Employment

Law Clerk, Staff Attorney’s Office, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, August 2019 – August 2022

Law Student Intern, Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, New York, NY, January 2018–April 2019

Legal Intern, American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY, Fall 2018

Legal Intern, Center for Appellate Litigation, Immigrant Justice Project, New York, NY, Summer 2018

Immigration Defense Extern, Legal Aid Society, New York, NY, Fall 2017

Legal Intern, Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers, Human Rights Internship Program, Beijing, China, Summer 2017





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