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Mission

Georgetown Defenders is committed to developing and sustaining a robust community of future public defenders at Georgetown University Law Center. Our mission is three-fold:

  1. Educate: To educate and encourage self-education on the role of public defense in our society.
  2. Activate: To activate our beliefs by organizing direct action campaigns for current issues afflicting public defense profession and the greater criminal justice system.
  3. Communicate: To communicate and connect with alumni to build and sustain a network of current and future public defenders.

Recent Posts

Cheryl Sobeski-Reedy/Luzerne County (Wilkes-Barre)

“I would go into courtrooms and there wouldn’t be women lawyers there, and I would say, ‘I’m going to keep coming in here so that they get used to seeing a woman.’ I remember thinking that at the time — ‘I’m not going anywhere, I’m going to keep coming.’” In Episode 3, Cheryl Sobeski-Reedy discusses … Continue reading Cheryl Sobeski-Reedy/Luzerne County (Wilkes-Barre)

Will Snowden/Orleans Public Defenders

“That sound of the links rubbing up against each other and that shuffle of the feet, is something that I will never forget. I don’t know what slavery sounds like, but I’m sure it’s similar to that.” In Episode 2, attorney Will Snowden from Orleans Public Defenders discusses diversity in law school, Louisiana’s habitual offender … Continue reading Will Snowden/Orleans Public Defenders

Bahar Ansari/The Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn)

“Defenders United” Episode 1 features Bahar Ansari, trial attorney for The Legal Aid Society – Brooklyn, and visiting clinical professor at CUNY School of Law.  Listen in as we discuss her experience growing up in rural Pennsylvania as the child of Iranian immigrants, her legal education at CUNY, blindfold discovery law in New York City, … Continue reading Bahar Ansari/The Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn)

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