Madeline Schlesinger joined the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in September 2022 as an Associate Director. Madeline is primarily responsible for investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct reported against staff, faculty, and third-party affiliates of Columbia University.
Prior to joining the Office of the Provost, Madeline clerked for a judge in Austin, Texas. Following her clerkship, Madeline worked for the State Bar of Texas as an investigator and assistant disciplinary counsel for ethical misconduct cases. Madeline's experience also includes working as a litigator at a private law firm and working as a staff attorney for a district court in Travis County, Texas.
Madeline received her bachelor's degree in History and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. As a law student, Madeline served as an editor of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rightsand interned for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Third Court of Appeals.