Lara Bazelon is a writer and law professor at the University of San Francisco, where she directs the criminal and racial justice clinical programs. The former director of a Los Angeles-based innocence project, she is writing a nonfiction book about wrongful convictions and restorative justice, which will be published by Beacon Press in 2018. Lara is a contributing writer for Slate, whose work has been also published in the New York Times and Politico. She lives with her two children in San Francisco. While at the Mesa Refuge, she worked on a book about the power of restorative justice in wrongful conviction cases.