Francesca Cocuzza, Legal Fellow


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Francesca joined the Center in 2019 and assists in litigating reproductive rights cases across the United States. 

Before joining the Center, Francesca served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Linares of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  She was previously a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she worked on a wide range of cases, including several pro bono matters alongside the Center. 

Francesca received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was awarded the Pauline Berman Heller Prize for academic achievement in the service of gender equality.  While in law school, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Carol Sanger and interned at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project.  She was also a Notes Editor for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.  Francesca graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in Italian and English.  She is fluent in Italian.