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Gitanjali S. Gutierrez graduated from Cornell Law School in 2001. Following graduation, she clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. She served as a Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, and then worked as an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights. In September, 2004, Gutierrez became the first habeas lawyer to visit her clients in Guantanamo.