Harvard Law School Professor Ronald Sullivan serves as Director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute & Trial Advocacy Workshop. He has reportedly freed more wrongfully convicted people than any other attorney in history, with more than 6,000 releases and counting. Today, he joins Jelena & Branden to talk about this unparalleled moment in U.S. history.
In this interview, Professor Sullivan discusses . . .
- Moving Harvard Law School online during COVID-19
- Police divestment vs. abolition . . . and what society could do with money reclaimed
- Why most people currently in prison shouldn’t be incarcerated at all
- Representing the family of Michael Brown and the role of civil settlements in police accountability
- President Trump’s EO creating a database of police officers with a history of brutality
- Why he took Harvey Weinstein as a client and the personal fallout that ensued
- The potential role of reparations in addressing racial wealth gaps in the U.S.
- His advice for future lawyers on pursuing a public service career
- The age-old question, “Can you make a living as a public interest attorney?”
Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:
About Professor Sullivan: https://bit.ly/30Ssums
Prof. Sullivan’s TED Talk, “How I Free Innocent People from Prison”: https://bit.ly/3fBPVV5
Prof. Sullivan’s TEDx Talk, “Justice Is a Decision”: https://bit.ly/3efafLT
TestMax Justice in Action Program: https://bit.ly/3hHWR56
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Start Your 1L Free Trial Now & Hear Prof. Sullivan's Lecture on Criminal Law: - https://go.onelink.me/iOM8/68e2c335
Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now (Prof. Sullivan is also BarMax's Crimes Professor): - https://go.onelink.me/3011142272/d02ba2de