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Putting the keys to the law in the hands of those most impacted by it.

Footage of prospective Pipeline scholars and Steering Committee members captured by Youth Lens 360.

PHASE I:

THE PIPELINE

Overview

The Prison-to-Law Pipeline is an intimate, community-owned pilot program that will facilitate ABA-accredited paralegal and legal degrees in Minnesota prisons. Slated to start June and August 2021, pending admission, scholars will be plugging into their respective degrees from Shakopee & Stillwater prisons.

The First-Ever Currently Incarcerated Law Students

Nobody warrants access to legal education more than someone who has been directly impacted by legal processes and racialized legal outcomes.

 

Though paralegal programs and law libraries are prevalent in most prisons across America, ABA-approved paralegal degrees are not. And to our knowledge, there has never been an ABA-accredited law degree offered behind bars in the United States.

The First Cohort

2 Juris Doctorate Scholars

*6 Paralegal Scholars

*$50,000 for the Paralegal Scholars has been secured due to a generous donation from Barnes & Thornburg LLC.

 

Help Us Make It Happen

We are turning to attorneys, law firms, financial institutions, professional athletes, corporations, and community members across the country to help us fund this groundbreaking movement.  Based on costs from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and North Hennepin Community College, tuition for the first cohort will cost $360,000.

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Maureen Onyelobi, Shakopee Prison; Prospective Juris Doctorate Student.

Photo by Emily Baxter of We Are All Criminals.

$310,000

TUITION for 2 JD's

$294,000 

REMAINING

Help Us Make History By Funding the First-Ever Law Degrees from Prison 

Elizer Darris, Kevin Reese, & Pepi McKenzie dropping their brilliance on the importance of this legal revolution.

Video by Youth Lens 360.

THANK YOU TO OUR EARLY SPONSORS:

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Kevin Reese and Jon Geffen, Legal Revolution Steering Committee members, captured at a working session. 

Photo by Emily Baxter of We Are All Criminals.

PHASE II:

LAW FIRM

& LEGAL CLINIC

Overview

To support scholars of the Prison-to-Law Pipeline, we are developing a law firm and a reentry clinic—the connective tissue of which is frontline resources and investment from Until We Are All Free—that will employ and support Pipeline graduates while undertaking impact litigation that is central to our legal revolution. 

 

PLANS FOR PHASE II: COMING SUMMER 2021

To sponsor the Firm

or learn more, email:

ASFirm@allsquarempls.com

IT TAKES A VILLAGE.

THANK YOU TO OURS:

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