June 28, 2005
What Clinic Alumni Can Do
Vanita Gupta (NYU Law Clinic '01) has a track record that would make the most accomplished social justice advocate gasp in awe. As a Soros Justice Fellow, Ms Gupta led the charge to overturn the wrongful convictions of 38 people in Tulia Texas. Now, Ms. Gupta is Assistant Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
At NYU, Ms. Gupta received the Anne Petluck Poses Prize for her death penalty and juvenile rights-based clinical work. (Among her mentors, Ms. Gupta includes Professor Randy Hertz). Within months of her law school graduation, Ms. Gupta organized an astonishing legal team that successfully fought the Tulia convictions. Ms. Gupta has received numerous awards, including the 2004 Rebock. She is also the subject of several newspaper articles and a new movie, in she is portrayed by Hallie Berry.
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