Bryan Stevenson

Executive Director & Founder at Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Executive Director & Founder at Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.

Biography

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, serves on the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. A renowned public interest lawyer, Stevenson began representing death row inmates in court in 1985, while serving as a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. That work inspired his founding, four years later, of the Equal Justice Initiative, which seeks to strengthen the system of public defense and protect the rights of people who are too often denied proper representation.

A transformational leader, he is the visionary behind the Enslavement to Mass Incarceration Museum and the Memorial to the Victims of Lynching, commemorating more than 4,000 individuals who were lynched in 12 southern states between 1871 and 1950. He is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and a professor at the New York University School of Law. He serves on the boards of the Children's Defense Fund and Partners in Health.

Stevenson earned a BA from Eastern College, an MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a JD from Harvard University. He has received 26 honorary degrees, from institutions including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and Washington University.

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Career Highlights

Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.

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656

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

11/14/1959

Age

59

Number of Awards

1

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Founder at Children's Defense Fund

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Founder at Partners in Health

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Founder at Partners in Health

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Founder at Partners in Health

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Co-Executive Director, Haiti at Partners in Health

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President at Ford Foundation

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Founder at Partners in Health

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Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director-US Southeast at Accenture Plc

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Member Emeritus, Board of Directors at Children's Defense Fund

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Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director & Founder at Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.
Education
Doctor of Law

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Master's in Public Policy

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

Memberships
Member
2014 - Current
Career History
Executive Director & Founder
Current
Professor of Clinical Law
Current

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Partners In Health provides healthcare facilities for the poor. It has operations in Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia, the USA, Malawi, and Lesotho. The company was founded by Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Todd McCormack and Tom White in 1987 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Awards & Honors
2015
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Events
Speaker
Long Beach, CA, United States
2012 TED Conference

Held annually on the West Coast of North America, the TED Conference is at the heart of TED. More than a thousand people attend this five-day conference about Technology, Entertainment and Design -- as well as science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world. More than 70 speakers appear on the mainstage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance and comedy.

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Long Beach Performing Arts Center-Long Beach, CA
2012 TED Conference

Held annually on the West Coast of North America, the TED Conference is at the heart of TED. More than a thousand people attend this five-day conference about Technology, Entertainment and Design -- as well as science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world. More than 70 speakers appear on the mainstage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance and comedy.

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