Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell is an Assistant Professor at University of Oregon School of Law. She is a graduate of Stanford University, Stanford Law School and earned her PhD in legal and moral philosophy at UNC-Chapel Hill. During law school, Bell interned at the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, taught seminars on mass incarceration at a state prison, and participated in Stanford’s Three Strikes Project and Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. After law school, Bell clerked for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in her hometown of Boston. Bell was selected as a Soros Justice Fellow in 2013 and in that capacity, she conducted research, in-prison education, and litigation toward improving the opportunity for release of California prisoners serving juvenile life sentences. She continued research on California parole hearings as a Senior Liman Fellow in Residence at Yale Law School. Her first article on this work, A Stone of Hope: Legal and Empirical Analysis of Juvenile Lifer Parole Decisions, is forthcoming in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

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