Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The wrong internship?
Recently, we heard from Jonathan Aminoff, who’s spending the summer working as an intern in the office of the San Francisco Public Defender. Aminoff, who has kept a diary of sorts on his experience, is a student at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles with a public-interest streak — prior to law school he worked at the Eviction Defense Collaborative and the Habeas Corpus Resource Center in San Francisco.
In his first week, Aminoff accompanied a lawyer to prison, where they met with a client — a crack addict who graduated from Cal Berkeley, Aminoff’s alma mater — and helped facilitate his release. A few days later, Aminoff’s supervising attorney Paul Myslin handed him a story from the San Francisco Chronicle: “I read it closely, instantly recognizing the name of the prisoner from the day before. He was arrested for carjacking, kidnapping, and then raping a nun in the mission district of San Francisco. I begin to question my desire to join the public defender’s office.”
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