“Defenders United” is a new podcast centered on the lives and work of public defense attorneys across the United States, from the perspective of a current law student at Georgetown Law. Each episode seeks to explore the role of public defense in our society, bringing a diverse array of voices and lived experiences from all parts of the country. Now available on iTunes!
Episode 2: Will Snowden, Orleans Public Defenders
In Episode 2, attorney William Snowden from Orleans Public Defenders discusses diversity in law school, Louisiana’s habitual offender statute, his non-profit The Juror Project, and Professor Paul Butler’s radical 1995 law review article “Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System.”
Episode 1: Bahar Ansari, The Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn)
In our first episode, Bahar discusses the relationship between her work and her identity as an Iranian-American woman, the singular challenges of representing indigent clients in New York City, sexism in court, and advice for both future defenders and prosecutors. Download the transcript here.