Zachary Austin

Zack is a third-year law student at Yale Law School, where he serves as President of Yale's Federalist Society Student Chapter, which was recognized with the 2022 James Madison Award for Chapter of the Year. Between Yale College and YLS, he spent a year working at American Enterprise Institute, and another with the Valor Medals Review Task Force organized by the United States World War I Centennial Commission. After graduation, he will clerk with Judge Britt Grant of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Justin Walker of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is from Columbus, Ohio, and is the first lawyer in his family.


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