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Carolyn McDonnell, J.D.

Staff Counsel

Carolyn McDonnell serves as Staff Counsel at Americans United for Life. She focuses on amicus briefs, federal legislative affairs, and international advocacy for the human right to life.

Carolyn is admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) where she worked as a research assistant to Professor Teresa Collett. During law school, Carolyn also served as a senior editor on the Journal of Law and Public Policy, participated in a religious liberty appellate clinic, and competed interscholastically in mock trial.

Carolyn holds a Master of Arts in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and interned for Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07).

Outside of work, Carolyn is a bibliophile, outdoors enthusiast, and avid tabletop and video gamer.

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