Member Profile

Shanti Brien

  • City Oakland
  • State CA
  • Legal Practice Area Criminal justice policy, policing, bias in the legal profession
  • Current Institutional Affiliation Mills College Graduate School of Public Policy
  • School Status Faculty
  • Past Affiliations Berkeley Law, Stanford Law School

I graduated from Stanford Law School and put in my time at a law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.  After paying off my debt and returning to California, I “hung my shingle” and started my own criminal appellate practice. I love human stories and criminal law had the most interesting stories around. Although my practice was successful, I started teaching in order to feel productive and positive rather than reactive.  I taught skills courses at Berkeley Law for four years and now teach policy courses at Mills College Graduate School of Business and Public Policy.  My training and consulting company, Daylight Justice, trains law enforcement, criminal justice attorneys and others in the justice system about reducing bias and promoting fairness.

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