Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
- Legal Analysis and Writing
- Public Interest Lawyering: Theory and Practice Seminar
- Wrongful Convictions
|B.A.||1991||The George Washington University|
|J.D.||1999||Northeastern University School of Law|
Aliza Kaplan teaches Legal Analysis and Writing, Wrongful Convictions and a seminar on Public Interest Lawyering. She consults on death penalty and wrongful convictions cases, represents asylum seekers and is an active board member of the Oregon Justice Resource Center. She is also a documentary film producer — the 2007 film she co-produced, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Academy Award, and her 2010 film, The Oath, was nominated for two news Emmy Awards.
Prior to teaching at Lewis & Clark, Professor Kaplan was an Associate Professor of Legal Skills at Brooklyn Law School. She was also the Deputy Director of the national Innocence Project, an organization that represents prison inmates in their efforts to obtain DNA testing to prove their innocence, and co-founded the New England Innocence Project. She was an associate at Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault in Boston and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Joseph E. Irenas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Kaplan gives presentations on and writes in the areas of lawyering skills, death penalty, wrongful convictions, asylum law, and public interest lawyering.