Lauryn Bruton-Barbosa JD ’20 has been awarded a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship and will begin her 2-year fellowship with the Northern California Innocence Project in the fall. Under the supervision of NCIP Supervising Attorney Paige Kaneb, Lauryn will work to create a systematic approach to mass exonerating people wrongfully convicted based on the unreliable medico-legal diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). She will gather data, author a report, and present findings at a symposium regarding the use of SBS diagnoses in the courtroom. Lauryn’s fellowship and this project are sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP. Read their announcement here. Read about Lauryn’s project here.
Equal Justice Works is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of public interest lawyers who have designed innovative projects in partnership with legal services organizations to address unmet legal needs and underserved communities. These projects are funded by the generous support of law firms, corporations, private foundations, and individuals.