Tessa Bialek

Managing Attorney
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, University of Michigan


Tessa Bialek joined the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse in August 2021. She comes to the Clearinghouse from the Juvenile Sentencing Project, in the Legal Clinic at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she focused on litigation and legislative reform efforts to end long sentences for children. Previously, she served as the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Fellow at Yale Law School, co-teaching a law school clinic that partners with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to conceive, develop, and litigate consumer protection and other public interest-focused lawsuits. Tessa holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, Tessa clerked for the Hon. Robert N. Chatigny on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Hon. Susan L. Carney on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.