As a novel organization fueled by our fellows, we bring fresh perspectives to some of the most intractable issues. We are trial lawyers with grit, who are not afraid to take risks and think creatively. Our private sector backing gives us the freedom to address communities’ most pressing needs in combatting the carceral and police systems. We collaborate with law schools across the country, including Columbia, Howard, Northwestern, Stanford, UCLA, and Yale law schools to identify pressing legal issues and to mentor and develop a new generation of trial lawyers in the non-profit sector. We leverage the experience of our team of experienced litigators, advocates, academics from SJLF’s Board of Advisors, and trial lawyers from SJLF’s founding firm, Hueston Hennigan, to mentor the next generation of courtroom titans advancing justice.