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Harper Seldin

Pronouns: He/Him

Staff Attorney, LGBTQ & HIV Project



Harper Seldin is a Staff Attorney in the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project. Before joining the ACLU, Harper practiced at Cozen O’Connor, where he was a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation department. Along with his pro bono work for transgender rights, including serving as co-counsel in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, Harper represented large technology clients in state and federal court, both at trial and on appeal. In 2021, he was named one of the “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” by the LGBT Bar Association. Harper also served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Stewart Dalzell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Harper received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He holds a BA in American History from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences.