Peter Steffensen is a law fellow with the First Amendment Clinic at SMU Dedman School of Law. Before coming to SMU, Peter was a Staff Attorney in the Criminal Injustice Program at the Texas Civil Rights Project, where he litigated and advocated for systemic policy change in the areas of pretrial detention, conditions of confinement, and police abuse & misconduct, among others. Peter received his B.A. from Rice University in 2010, and his J.D. from NYU School of Law in 2017.