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Susan Friedman

2011, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Susan Friedman

Susan Friedman

Name of Host Organization: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Issue area: Criminal Law
Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig

The Project

The goal of this project is to ensure the successful implementation of forensic science reform in Maryland. I will represent individuals wrongfully convicted by the misuse of forensic science; educate the judiciary about forensic science problems; and monitor the progress of forensic reform efforts in Maryland.

Biography

Hometown:

Brooklyn, New York

Law school:

Surviving law school:

"Do what you love" is the best advice that I was given in law school. I surrounded myself with great friends and mentors who provided me with tremendous support, which helped me maintain a public service focus in law school. I also recommend providing direct client services - the people you meet will change your life.

Recommended books:

History of Love by Nicole Krauss because it demonstrates how fragile life is, while at the same time it is still uplifting.

Favorite website(s):

cnn.com to keep up with what is going on in the world.

Words to live by:

"Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."
- Edwin Hubbell Chapin