Kirsten, FL

Posted on Jan 17, 2017

Here, Kirsten chronicles her trip to New Orleans at Christmas time, highlighting her food experiences along the way: "When travelling I’ve always found that the best way to do it is through food and drink."

Shiryn, UK

Posted on Jan 16, 2017

"I found it staggering to realise that the vital work I have been doing here in the office could help to save a life across the pond."

Sam, TX

Posted on Dec 11, 2016

Originally published in the Huffington Post , here Sam considers his time in Texas.

Kirsten, FL

Posted on Dec 7, 2016

"But then I discovered the open road..."

Julie, PA

Posted on Dec 7, 2016

A message from Dana Cook, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation (ACCR)

Ani, LA

Posted on Oct 25, 2016

"I was nervous about meeting my first client, but as we starting talking I quickly became comfortable. I met a guy who was my age and was excited to meet someone from the UK."

Hannah, AZ

Posted on Oct 25, 2016

"After having often been told in England that I need to be less emotionally involved in or attached to the work I do, it has been a pleasure to work in an environment where loving and caring for clients is something to be celebrated and where caring for the prisoners’ overall well-being is prioritised alongside the processing of their legal claims."

Caroline, MS

Posted on Oct 25, 2016

"For anyone interested in criminal law, who would turn down an opportunity to be involved in the most serious cases in a place that inflicts death on those it finds guilty?"

Kate, UK

Posted on Oct 4, 2016

"You come away with not only legal skills and increased human rights knowledge, but also friends and life skills."

Julie, PA

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

"The last word should go to the victim's mother who said: "I was glad he didn't get the death penalty. It wasn't one of the things I wanted. Two wrongs don't make a right.""

Dan, UK

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

"I wasn’t completely set on studying law at all until about a month into my internship. Being exposed to what Amicus does for so many people across the Atlantic further fuelled my desire to study law as a means to help less fortunate people."

Cecile, UK

Posted on Sep 4, 2016

"Now that I am in Paris, I have noticed that everything I have learned throughout the past three months is following me everywhere. It has changed the way I see things."

Sam, TX

Posted on Aug 24, 2016

A quick update from Sam, who is enjoying his internship at one Amicus' newest affiliate offices.

Guy, UK

Posted on Aug 24, 2016

Guy looks back at his stint in the Amicus office, somehow neglecting to mention the number of cakes he got through.

Sarah, MO

Posted on Aug 16, 2016

Tweet us @Amicus_ALJ if you (like Sarah) know the reason for a sentence of 999 years, 12 months and 365 days...

Sarah, PA

Posted on Aug 16, 2016

"Perhaps it was because he was such a nice and ‘normal’ man, or maybe I would have had this reaction regardless of the person I had met, but as soon as I walked out of the prison I started crying."

Sam, MS

Posted on Aug 16, 2016

When Sam met the stranger he'd been studying in detail for two months...

Anastasia, UK

Posted on Aug 7, 2016

Anastasia ponders death penalty statistics and picks her favourite related quote. Her top one is by Gandhi, followed closely by her second favourite: 'Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?' by Holly Near.

Sooyun, UK

Posted on Jul 14, 2016

Sooyun describes his three-month internship in the Amicus office, with notable reference to cake.

Alice, UK

Posted on Jul 4, 2016

As the best Amicus student rep 2015-16, Alice was offered the opportunity to come into the London office to meet the team - and whilst she was here, we roped her into helping us out! Here she summarises her time working with Amicus over the last year.