Jorja Knauer

Jorja Knauer focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She began her career at the firm as a summer associate in 2018. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Knauer was a summer intern for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She studied Russian Regional Studies at Barnard College, where she received High Departmental Honors for her senior thesis.  After graduating from Barnard, she worked as a supervising paralegal for a trial firm in New York. 

At Penn Law, Ms. Knauer taught legal writing and analysis to first-year law students as a Littleton Fellow for the Legal Practice Skills course.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2019

      Senior Editor, Journal of Constitutional Law

      Honors Designation in First-Year Legal Practice Skills Course

      Littleton Fellow for Legal Practice Skills

      Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

      Co-President, Penn Law Boxing

      Vice President of Competition, Mock Trial Association 

      Wharton Certificate in Management, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2018

    • BA, Russian Regional Studies, Barnard College, 2014

      magna cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa

      High Departmental Honors for Senior Thesis

      Editor-in-Chief, The Federalist Paper

  • Admissions

    • New York