Today we speak with class of 2020 alums Cindy Muro and Shandyn Pierce about their experiences transitioning to online learning and sheltering in place during their last semester of law school, and the unique challenge of taking the California State Bar exam during the pandemic.
Cindy Muro is a post-bar clerk representing indigent clients in the Santa Clara County Alternate Defender Office.
And Shandyn Pierce is an associate at Meyers Nave, a law firm that handles transaction, litigation and regulatory compliance challenges for clients across California.
Both Cindy and Shandyn were in the Legal Education Opportunity Program and both are the first in their families to become lawyers.
Today, we welcome back Professor Joan Williams, founder of the Center for WorkLife Law, to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on working mothers and caregivers and what has happened since our original conversation.
Today, we speak with Professor Hadar Aviram to learn the latest developments in the fight to stem the outbreak of COVID-19 in California prisons, which have become hotspots for community transmission. She advocates for substantially reducing prison populations—including by early release.