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.

The clinic just released an eye-opening report that shows 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.


Read more about our faculty and staff.

Lis Semel

Elisabeth Semel

Clinic Director

Ty Alper

Ty Alper

Clinic Associate Director

mridula raman

Mridula Raman

Clinical Supervising Attorney


Clinical Program Contact Information: 510.643.4800 •

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