Death Penalty Clinic

Death Penalty Clinic seminar


Founded in 2001, the clinic seeks justice for individuals facing the death penalty by providing them with high-quality representation; offers students a rich opportunity for meaningful hands-on experience in high-stakes, complex litigation; and exposes problems endemic to the administration of capital punishment.

Governor signs bill stemming from the clinic’s eye-opening report showing racial discrimination is a persistent feature of jury selection in California.

The exhaustive study investigates the history, legacy, and ongoing practice of excluding people of color—especially African Americans—from state juries through prosecutors’ peremptory challenges. Read the law school’s story here.



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