Prisoner Legal Support Project

Pitt Law's Prisoner Legal Support Project is a student-led organization that advocates for prisoners' rights and criminal justice reform. We are an action-oriented group that assists incarcerated individuals with legal research, works with community organizations to mobilize for legislative change, and raises awareness about particular issues faced by the prison population. We especially focus on the struggles faced by racial minorities, religious minorities, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. Our members volunteer their time to positively impact individuals who are experiencing abuse, discrimination, or other injustices.

Nisha Krishnan (JD '22)

HometownCleveland, OH
Position on Student Organization BoardPresident
Student Activities and Journals: Pitt Law Review, Pitt Law Democrats, Black Law Students Association, OUTLaw, Pitt Law Women's Association 
Academic InterestsFamily Law

Danielle DeSpiritoCristin Mitchell (JD '22)

Hometown: Bear Creek, PA 
Position on Student Organization BoardCommunity Liasion
Student Activities and Journals: Vice President of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF), Lexis Nexis Associate, Intern at Southwestern PA Legal Services
Academic Interests: Criminal Law, Judiciary 

Kaleigh Dryden (JD '23)

HometownPittsburgh, PA 
Position on Student Organization Board: Vice President
Student Activities and JournalsLaw Review- Staff Editor, SBA- Joint Degree Representative, Pitt Policy Journal- Editor, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies- Diplomacy in Outer Space Working Group Lead
Academic Interests: National Security and Outer Space