Are you interested in a career in criminal justice? CJPP invites the Harvard Law School community to come have tea with us! The Criminal Justice Policy Program undertakes legal and policy initiatives that meaningfully advance criminal justice reform. Although much of our work focuses on policy, our team has a broad range of experiences and expertise spanning the field of criminal justice. As attorneys at different points in our career, we have worked on issues pertaining to mass incarceration, capital punishment, the criminalization of poverty, domestic disputes, police misconduct, and prison conditions.
We’re happy to answer questions about what a career focused on criminal justice looks like, what opportunities we took advantage of as students, or even just to talk. Chijindu ‘Jindu’ Obiofuma, our legal fellow, will host our first chat. Chijindu joined the Criminal Justice Policy Program after receiving her J.D. from Columbia Law School. While at Columbia, Chijindu worked with Bernard Harcourt to create the Prison Healthcare Initiative, an interdisciplinary advocacy space targeting inadequate correctional healthcare. In addition to interning at the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project, she joined the Columbia Human Rights Law Review as a Staff Editor on their Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual. Chijindu also spent three years as a student senator at Columbia, and during her last semester of law school, worked as a Teaching Fellow for Bernard Harcourt at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights.
**Tea will be provided. Please bring a mug**