The Newkirk Center for Science & Society
Jon Eldan is an attorney in Oakland, California. His undergraduate years were followed by a five-year stint baking bread and writing travel guidebooks in Italy and across Europe until he enrolled in law school out of a curiosity to learn “how we determine what’s fair.” He graduated from the Berkeley School of Law in 2002, after which he moved to San Francisco to work in commercial litigation. Now, Eldan has given up a salary, lives off savings, and has established After Innocence in 2015, after more than a decade of volunteer work on behalf of exonerees after release, in order to return some of that fairness to those who have lost so much of it.
After Innocence provides more than 400 exonerees with one-on-one, start-to-finish help with accessing and making good use of health care and public benefits, and legal services, and also advocates for the passage of laws that provide exonerees with meaningful compensation and re-entry support. His work has been profiled in recent articles by The Marshall Project and Berkeley Law, and he was recently named an Emerson Fellow.
(Un)Making a Murderer: Responses and Remedies for Wrongful Conviction
Featuring Jon Eldan
Director, After Innocence
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5 - 6:30 p.m.