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This full-year seminar immerses students in the work of criminal justice policy reform. The centerpiece of the seminar is sustained, substantive work on criminal justice policy initiatives led by the Criminal Justice Policy Program. Students work on policy projects geared toward real-world reform under the supervision of the Program’s Executive Director (Brook Hopkins) and faculty Co-Directors (Professors Carol Steiker & Alex Whiting), and CJPP staff, typically in partnership with outside organizations and government agencies. Past course projects include advising the Boston Police Department on their body camera pilot project, developing a training for judges in Arkansas on fees, fines and other legal financial obligations, creating a short documentary about a wrongfully convicted man to influence forensic science reform in Massachusetts, and drafting a manual for prosecutors in Kentucky to improve their bail practices. The class will meet on select Wednesdays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Click here to read the official course description: https://hls.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/default.aspx?o=73706 The seminar is by permission of the instructors. To apply, students should submit a brief statement of their interest and relevant background (courses, internships, and work/life experience) in criminal justice issues to Anna Weick at aweick@law.harvard.edu. Statements of interest are due by Monday, August 6 at 5:00 pm.