October 19, 2009

Professor Jonathan Rapping Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship


Professor Rapping has been honored as a 2009-2010 Fellow in the Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program at Harvard Law School for his work as Founder and Executive Director of the Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC) where he is in charge of training, recruiting, and placing new public defenders in the South. Prior to joining the Faculty at JMLS, Professor Rapping was the Director for training and recruitment at the Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans, LA, where he led the overhaul of the public defender’s office in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Earlier, he was the Training Director for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, where he designed and implemented a state-wide public defender system, and a Staff Attorney and Training Director with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

For information on the Wasserstein Fellowship, visit: Law Harvard.