100 Proof is a campaign to support the tuition for the Legal Revolution's incarcerated and formerly incarcerated juris doctorate scholars.
One Hundred Attorneys.
One Hundred Contributions.
Proof of a Legal Revolution.
We are looking for 100 attorneys from across the country to support the tuition for our next incarcerated & formerly incarcerated JD's.
attorneys have contributed
Progress to Goal
Julie Matonich, Esquire
Chris Pham, Esquire
Sally Dahlquist, Esquire
Tom Letscher, Esquire
Sheila Letscher, Esquire
Yastril Nañez, Esquire
Luisa Surmak, Esquire
Lynne McMullen, Esquire
Jill Slipper Scholtz, Esquire
Kira Kelley, Esquire
Sam Hanson, Esquire
Jessica Godes, Esquire
Emily Baxter, Esquire
Sebastian Ellefson, Esquire
Perry Moriearty, Esquire
Kyle Hofmann, Esquire
Russell Squire, Esquire
Joseph Heegaard, Esquire
Susan Coler, Esquire
Jessica Godes, Esquire
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Nobody warrants access to legal education more than someone who has been directly impacted by legal processes and racialized legal outcomes. Yet, despite the fact that law libraries are prevalent in most prisons across America, there had never been an ABA-accredited law degree offered behind bars in the United States until the Prison to Law Pipeline.
In August 2022, this Pipeline welcomed the country's first incarcerated law students:
Background on the Prison to Law Pipeline
Maureen & Jeff, the first ever incarcerated juris doctorate scholars. Class of 2026. Photo Credit: Emily Baxter
The application process is underway with our partners at Mitchell Hamline Law School, who have clearance from the American Bar Association for two additional incarcerated JDs to start law school Fall 2024, 2025 and 2026.
We also have several formerly incarcerated scholars studying for the LSAT examination.
Who Are the Next Juris Doctorate Students?
"If there's something you can do,
even one thing, to ensure that humanity exists behind bars...do it."
— The late Albert Woodfox
1. We believe there is nobody better equipped to help heal the criminal legal system than legal practitioners who understand its flaws;
2. We have been so energized by the commitment from attorneys across the country who want to get involved and this is a powerful way to just that.
Why We Are Calling on Attorneys for Tuition
3. Tuition contributions directly from attorneys are PROOF to our scholars and to the world that incarcerated JDs are not only desired but also needed in the legal field.