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Join The Justice Collaboratory, the Law and Racial Justice Center, and The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law for lunch and a rich conversation centered on The Other Side of Prospect, Nicholas Dawidoff's landmark book of a local wrongful conviction story. The panel will explore avenues of public interest lawyering and resiliency during a lifetime of justice work.
Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of six books including The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, And The American City (2022), praised on the front page of the Washington Post’s Sunday Book World as “a classic, tragic account of American incarceration…Dawidoff has written a great American book.”
Michael Jefferson is a member of the Connecticut and Federal bars, Mr. Jefferson has been a sole practitioner for nearly 25 years. He established New Haven’s first-ever community-based All Civilian Review Board and has been selected five times as one of the 100 most influential Black people in the state of Connecticut by the NAACP.
Emma Freudenberger has been representing civil rights plaintiffs since 2008 winning notable settlements nationwide, including here in New Haven. She won the first-ever jury award in New Jersey for loss-of-life damages on behalf of the family of an unarmed Native American man killed by police.
Professor Miriam Gohara spent sixteen years representing death-sentenced clients in post-conviction litigation before becoming a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.
The Justice Collaboratory, the Law and Racial Justice Center, and The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law