Madeleine O’Neill joined the Capital Litigation Unit of the Southern Center for Human Rights as a Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Fellow in 2019. Madeleine received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she represented indigent adults facing misdemeanor and felony charges as a member of the Criminal Justice Institute and aided in the representation of clients sentenced to death through the Capital Punishment Clinic. While in school, Madeleine also worked at the Federal Public Defender Office in Boston and at Greater Boston Legal Services. Madeleine spent her summers at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, where she helped challenge disproportionate sentences and unfair parole policies, and the Migrants’ Rights Clinic in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she advocated on behalf of asylum-seekers. Madeleine served as Co-President of the Harvard Law Student Advocates for Human Rights and Vice President of the Harvard ACLU, and she was a member of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. Madeleine received her B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University.