Author: Vail Kohnert-Yount

2019 Prison Law Summer Job Search Guide

The UCLA Prison Law and Policy Program has released its 2019 Summer Job Search Guide with information about organizations and offices around the country who do prisoners’ rights work and who are looking for summer interns.

The Prison Law and Policy Program also hosts the Prison Law JD listserv for current law students and recent law graduates nationwide who are interested in working in the area of prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform more broadly. Its director is Professor Sharon Dolovich, a Harvard Law and PLAP alumna.

Read the 2019 Summer Job Search Guide.

Join PLAP in 2018!

If you’re a new student interesting in joining PLAP or a returning student new to PLAP, join us at one of our two new member trainings this week! Learn more about the PLAP experience and what we do. Continue reading

PLAP Solitary Confinement Panel

Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project: Panel on Solitary Confinement

February 25, 2013 from 5-7pm in Austin West classroom at Harvard Law School

Panelists: Dr. Stuart Grassian, Bobby Dellelo, Professor Jules Lobel, and Mika’il DeVeaux

Moderator: Matthew Segal

See a video of the event by clicking here.

See the poster for the event by clicking here.

PLAP’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Thanks to everyone who joined us for PLAP’s 40th anniversary celebration in April of 2012.

Information about the events is below.

Click here to see a video of the panel.

Please click here to see the official poster!

Click here for information about the panelists.

PLAP’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Open House & Reception in WCC, Suite 5107 (5th floor clinical wing of the new building)
6pm, Friday April 20, 2012

PLAP 40th Anniversary Panel
2:15-3:30pm, Saturday April 21, 2012
Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom


  • Bill Leahy, Director of the Office of Indigent Legal Services for New York State, Class of ‘74
  • Greg Bialecki, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Class of ‘85
  • Sandra D. Grannum, Esq., Managing Partner of Davidson & Grannum, LLP, Class of ‘86
  • Joel Thompson, Staff Attorney, Prisoners’ Legal Services , Class of ’97
  • Sharon Dolovich, Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and  Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, Class of ‘98
  • Kristina Jones, Associate at Rogers & Hardin LLP, Class of ’99
  • Benjamin Holtzman, Current PLAP Co-executive Director, Class of ’12