GSRs Needed for California Wrongful Convictions ProjectSummer 2013 GSRs-- Now accepting applications
The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy (Warren Institute) at the UC Berkeley School of Law is a multi-disciplinary research center that tackles the most pressing issues in education, civil rights, criminal and juvenile justice, immigration, work/family and healthcare facing California and the nation.
The Warren Institute is currently seeking law students to assist in the criminal justice program on the California Wrongful Convictions Project. The Warren Institute is working on a project evaluating the cost of wrongful convictions to the state of California. Law students will investigate case information, analyze court documents, and assist with the creation & maintenance of a wrongful conviction database. Familiarity with criminal law or criminal procedure would be helpful. Students will be helping to build a database of real cases in which felony convictions have been reversed, as well as researching and brainstorming ways in which the data can be used to support policy change in California.
See the project website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/cawrongfulconviction.htm
The California Wrongful Convictions Project has paid full and part-time summer positions available. Hours are flexible and can be for all or part of the summer. Work on the project may be eligible for the Boalt Hall Summer Fellowship Pro Bono hours (Edley Hours).
To apply for a GSR position, please forward a resume and cover letter to Elaine Mui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Warren Institute, please visit our website: www.warreninstitute.org