6AC Law Student Network

We are proud to announce the 6AC Law Student Network! The 6AC Law Student Network harnesses the power of law schools throughout the country to transform 6AC’s research capacity by enlisting students passionate about indigent defense reform to further its mission: no person face potential jail time without first having the aid of a lawyer with the time, ability, and resources to present an effective defense.

The 6AC Law Student Network hosted its inaugural class in summer 2020 and has expanded since. We are thankful to our students for contributing to indigent defense reform and our funders for letting 6AC make this happen!

2021 Spring Internship Program


Gabrielle Caron, 2L
Georgetown Law School
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2022

Ambroise Decilap, 3L
University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021

Joanne Hyun, 3L
Boston College Law School
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021
Tufts University School of Medicine
M.P.H. Candidate, Class of 2021

Devon Sanders, 2L
Boston College Law School
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2022

6AC is delighted to continue its partnership with the BU Criminal Trial Practice Clinic and welcomes the following students into the program:

  • Arianne Bennett
  • Sophia Caprio
  • Austin Clark
  • Thomas Coffey
  • Nicole Dill

2020 Fall Internship Program

We are delighted to welcome back students Tyson Burleigh and Jala Tomlinson from 6AC’s summer internship program to continue working with 6AC for another semester!  We are also excited to announce 6AC’s partnership this fall with the highly regarded Boston University School of Law (BU) Criminal Trial Practice Clinic! Nine law students in their final year at BU have been meticulously trained to defend criminal cases in Massachusetts courts. This fall, in order to augment the work they are doing in the Boston Juvenile and Boston Municipal Courts, the students will engage in a special project to enhance 6AC’s current evaluation of public defense in the neighboring state of New Hampshire. The partnership will allow students to gain a deep, on the ground perspective of the criminal legal process in another state while making a substantive, real world contribution to the mission of 6AC in supporting policy makers’ efforts to deliver equal justice.  6AC welcomes this partnership with the following students in the BU Criminal Trial Practice Clinic:

  • Laura Jensen
  • Maris Kramer-Brosnan
  • Rozman Lynch
  • Hayley Maybaum
  • Kaileigh Poe
  • Hanna Shah
  • Alex Weinstein
  • Kennedy Williams
  • Tristan Worthington

2020 Summer Internship Program

Buddy Bardenwerper, 2L
Harvard Law School
Harvard Kennedy School
J.D. & MPP Candidate, Class of 2022
Mary Brown, 2L
Harvard Law School
J.D. Candidate Class of 2022
Tyson Burleigh, 2L
Boston University School of Law
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2022
Brian Hurley, 3L
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021
Grace Rhodehouse, 3L
New England Law | Boston
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2021
Shayna Scott, 2L
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2022
Jala Tomlinson, 2L
New England Law | Boston
J.D. Candidate Class of 2022