Team Leader, Criminal Practice Training Team
Ashley Kloepfer was born and raised in Floral Park, New York. She graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in psychology. She received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law where she graduated cum laude and received the American Bar Association Award for Excellence in the Study of Mental Health Law and the Pro Bono Service Award.
While in law school, Ashley was actively involved in public interest. During her first year of law school, she traveled to New Orleans for an annual spring service trip to lend legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina. She was selected to participate in the Child Advocacy Clinic – a litigation clinic dedicated to representing children in family court cases involving abuse or neglect – during her second year of law school.
Ashley played an active role in the Moot Court Honor Society as an Executive Board Member. While on Moot Court, she placed second as Best Oralist in the Honorable Milton Mollen and Roy L. Reardon Moot Court Competitions.
Ashley’s article, “Denial of Hope: The Unconstitutionality of Life in Prison Without Parole for Juveniles” was published in the winter 2012 edition of the St. John’s Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development.