B.S., Metropolitan State College; M.A. State University of New York at Albany; J.D. New York University
Professor Olesen has degrees in both law and criminology. Her work at Steptoe & Johnson included criminal defense and pro bono death penalty litigation. She worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division on rights of institutionalized persons, and has taught for four years in the Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Services Clinic (CAPS).
Federal, Criminal, and Appellate Clinic