2011 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Susan Friedman
Name of Host Organization: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Issue area: Criminal Law
Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig
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.
Brooklyn, New York
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.
History of Love by Nicole Krauss because it demonstrates how fragile life is, while at the same time it is still uplifting.
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