Common Read Spring Main Event: Robert Sullivan

In conjunction with the English department’s Common Read selection, Just Mercy, Ronald Sullivan, professor at Harvard Law and founder of the Jamestown Project at Yale University, will give a presentation from 11-noon, Wednesday, March 28 in the Polsky Theatre.  According to the Harvard Law School’s website, when Sullivan implemented the Conviction Review Unit for the Brooklyn District Attorney in 2014, he found 10 wrongful convictions just in the first year of CRU’s operation. Though exonerated, some of the people wrongfully convicted had already served 30 years in prison.  At Harvard, he also is the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute. In addition to his work as a lawyer and professor, Sullivan has provided legal commentary on CNN, FoxNews, and PBS.   He has testified before the US Senate and House of Representatives many times. Sullivan received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.   More information about Sullivan can be found in his faculty profile on the Harvard Law website.  Learn more about Just Mercy here:


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