Cathleen Price is a 1996 graduate of Harvard Law School who works on behalf of death-sentenced prisoners, other offenders subject to excessively harsh punishments, and communities marginalized by poverty and chronic discrimination. Following a clerkship with Justice Fred L. Banks, Jr., of the Mississippi Supreme Court, the bulk of her career has been spent with the Equal Justice Initiative, a dynamic non-profit law project that is widely recognized as one of the foremost human rights advocacy organizations in the United States working on criminal justice issues. Ms. Price litigates on behalf of individuals, advocates 10 before legislators and other policymakers, and serves as faculty at training seminars on the death penalty and related topics. In addition to direct legal assistance, Ms. Price provides consultation assistance to a range of activists and organizations whose work challenges the despair of our system of criminal justice. She also currently teaches in the American Studies department of Columbia University in New York, where she received her B.A. in 1992.