The Post-Conviction Justice Project is a clinical program run by professors and certified student legal interns at the University of Southern California Law School. The Project, headed by Professors Heidi Rummel and Michael Brennan, represents parole-eligible inmates serving indeterminate life sentences for murder in California state prisons.Learn More…
Domestic abuse victim Glenda Virgil is freed
On June 25, California law finally provided some measure of justice for Glenda Virgil. After a lifetime of abuse and nearly three decades in prison, she became a free woman. The Post-Conviction Justice Project has represented Glenda for more than 14 years. Read more here.
Who We Are
Under the supervision of faculty members at the University of Southern California Law School, a team of certified student legal interns represents a variety of parole-eligible inmates. Learn more about these students and their experiences working on their cases by clicking here.
Join the Project
This summer, the Project hired six first-year students who will stay on for the following academic year. To meet our new students, click here. The Project also enrolls ten additional students for the Fall and Spring semesters. If you are currently a student at the University of Southern California Law School, you will have the opportunity to register for the clinic in August.
Contacting the Post-Conviction Justice Project
The Post-Conviction Justice Project (PCJP) has limited resources and receives numerous requests for assistance. If you believe your case fits within the parameters of the types of cases PCJP handles, please send a brief description of your case by mail to: Post-Conviction Justice Project, USC Gould School of Law, 699 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074. Do not send original paperwork. You can expect to receive a response in 4-8 weeks only if we can assist you. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every request we receive. If you are not a prospective client or contacting the clinic regarding one: Please email the Post-Conviction Justice Project by clicking here.