Galit Lipa is a supervising attorney at the Mills Criminal Defense Clinic of Stanford Law School, an organization devoted primarily to representing individuals facing life imprisonment under California’s Three Strikes Law.
Lipa was most recently a deputy public defender at the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender. Prior to that, she was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she represented people accused of crimes in misdemeanor, felonies, and delinquency hearings in Washington D.C.’s Superior Court and supervised third-year students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic who were representing clients in delinquency proceedings.
She is a 2004 graduate of Yale Law School and in 2006 was awarded an LLM from Georgetown Law in Advocacy.
It’s time to re-examine the Three Strikes Law
ASK THIS | August 14, 2009
Most of those sentenced under California’s tough, 15-year-old system are drug users, not violent criminals. In addition, at a time when the state is going broke, long-term incarceration is very expensive—$1.225 million per inmate over 25 years.
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