Kristen Bell

Year
2014
Location
Los Angeles, CA

Host: Post-Conviction Justice Project

Kristen Bell will work to implement a groundbreaking new California law that allows for the early release of people serving long, adult sentences for crimes they committed as youth.

Bell is a recent graduate of Stanford Law School and law clerk with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. While in law school, she served as co-director of the Stanford Prison Forum, founded Stanford Students Against the Death Penalty, and participated in the school’s Three Strikes Project. She has interned at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia; the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and received the Judge Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Prior to law school, Bell obtained her PhD in philosophy from the University of North Carolina, where she wrote her dissertation on mercy and criminal justice. She received her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University.