B.A. 2004, Bucknell University
J.D. 2007, New York University School of Law
Client Interviewing & Counseling
Public Interest Law
Law and Poverty, Capital Punishment, Race and Criminal Justice.
Tricia Bushnell joined the Frank J. Remington Center's Wisconsin Innocence Project in May 2010.
Prior to joining the clinical faculty, Bushnell was a fellow with the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, where she represented indigent clients sentenced to death, juveniles sentenced to life without parole, and sexual offenders challenging the collateral consequences of their convictions. She has written and filed briefs on behalf of defendants and amicus curiae in both state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Bushnell was previously an associate with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles, where she worked in the white-collar criminal defense and litigation departments .
Bushnell's research focuses on the treatment of society's most vulnerable populations by the criminal justice system. She is particularly interested in the representation of juveniles charged as adults, as well as the system's treatment of the mentally ill.
She earned her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in German and Political Science from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.