Heidi Rummel


Heidi Rummel co-directs the Post-Conviction Justice Project. Under her supervision, second and third-year law students represent people serving life terms in California prisons, many of whom were sentenced for crimes they committed as teenagers.

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Michael J. Brennan


A specialist in clinical legal education, Brennan co-directs the Post-Conviction Justice Project and teaches trial advocacy.

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Eunice Bautista

Senior Case Manager

Eunice Bautista is the Senior Case Manager for the Post-Conviction Justice Project. Ms. Bautista received her Bachelor of Arts degree in U.S. History with a minor in Ethnic Studies from UCLA. Following a successful career as a paralegal in big law, she joined PCJP in 2013. Having established herself in the world of private law firms, Ms. Bautista currently uses her knowledge and experience to prepare law students to work effectively in government, non-profit or private practice. She manages nearly every aspect of the Project: from managing requests for representation and overseeing all court filings and dockets to serving as point person with administrative agencies and prisons to counseling clients and mentoring law students. Eunice is affectionately described by many as “the clinic mom,” because her compassion and care touch every project and every person. PCJP is extremely fortunate to have her passion, expertise, and experience on our team.

Danielle Wilkins

Clinical Legal Fellow

Danielle Wilkins (‘22) is our Clinical Legal Fellow for 2022-2024. Her two-year fellowship was made possible through a generous grant from the Kautz Family Foundation. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Danielle graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Management. Prior to starting law school here at Gould, she worked as a systems and management consultant in the finance, technology, and media industries. Danielle chose to attend law school to pursue a career in criminal justice and prison reform. During her three years at Gould, she demonstrated a tireless commitment to these and other public interest pursuits. Danielle participated in the Legislative Policy Practicum, advocating for juvenile justice reforms through state legislation, and served as the Pro Bono Co Chair and 3L Advisor to the Barbara F. Bice Public Interest Law Foundation. In her third year, she was selected by faculty, staff, and fellow students to receive the prestigious Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Prize. She enjoys cooking, spending time at the beach, and reading a good novel.