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“Law school classes taught me to think like an attorney, but PCJP made me an attorney.”
— Alex Hurd, JD 2016
For nearly 40 years, the Post-Conviction Justice Project (PCJP) at the USC Gould School of Law has been tirelessly advocating for the incarcerated.
PCJP fights for second chances — through parole representation, parole-readiness workshops in prisons, courtroom representation and legislative advocacy. A clinical program directed by professors Heidi Rummel and Michael Brennan with certified law student interns, PCJP works with men and women — many sentenced to life-terms for crimes committed in their youth over 20 or 30 years ago. Since 2008, PCJP has co-sponsored or written nearly every juvenile justice bill in California, impacting tens of thousands of lives.