Hitting the Ground Running: Stephanie Chen ’13 Discusses her First Parole Hearing

The Post-Conviction Justice Project gives USC Law students the invaluable opportunity to personally handle every aspect of a client’s parole process.  Upon starting work at PCJP in May of this year, I immediately began preparing a client for her fifth parole hearing.  Within less than two months, I was representing her before a Board of Parole Hearings commissioner, deputy commissioner, and a representative from the district attorney’s office. 



PCJP Students Claim Wins in Parole Hearings

By Gilien Silsby USC Gould School of Law students in the Post-Conviction Justice Project recently won two victories following oral arguments before the California Courts of Appeal, Second District. Zach Crowley, a second-year law student, appeared before the court in May on behalf of his client Tresia Henry, who was…


New PCJP website redesign nearly complete

We are currently in the process of updating the Post-Conviction Justice Project’s website. Within the week, the Post-Conviction Justice Project will be accessible from the University of Southern California Law School’s official website at justice.usc.edu, as well as at uscpcjp.com and uscpcjp.org.



Introducing the new PCJP student-run blog

The Post-Conviction Justice Project's blog will feature posts from the clinic's current and former students, as well as its faculty supervisors. Our goal is to provide the University of Southern California Community, as well as prospective clients and current clients, a window into the work that the clinic performs every…


Video: USC Law Students Help Deserving Clients Find Freedom

Since the early 1990’s, PCJP has provided pro bono representation to women serving life-terms, many of whom survived intimate partner violence. Hear from faculty, students, alumni and former clients Sandra Davis-Lawrence and Connie Keel. https://youtu.be/dUMo1wJelj4

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Woman freed by student speaks to law school

A woman who was represented by a USC Law student after spending 29 years in prison for sitting in a car while her husband robbed and killed a shop owner shared her story with a crowd of 165 students and parents at USC’s Trojan Parents Weekend. The woman — Connie Keel — gave a…

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