People

Brook Hopkins, Executive Director

Brook Hopkins has over ten years of experience working on a broad range of complex cases at all levels of state and federal court.  She has represented criminal defendants, death row inmates, plaintiffs in civil rights cases, and immigrant victims of domestic violence seeking work authorization.  She has experience working with prosecutors, public defenders, advocacy organizations, and scholars in the criminal justice field.  Most recently, Hopkins was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law and Harvard Law School.

Hopkins received her J.D. degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. There she served as an editor on the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justices David H. Souter (ret.) and Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States. Hopkins served as a Relman Civil Rights Litigation Fellow at Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC and Special Assistant to then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan. She also worked as a senior associate and counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she specialized in appellate litigation.  Hopkins maintained a robust pro bono practice, focusing primarily on criminal cases, including death penalty cases.

 

Colin Doyle, Legal Fellow

Colin Doyle joined the Criminal Justice Policy Program after receiving his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. There he served as articles chair for the Harvard Law Review and provided legal representation for indigent clients with the Criminal Justice Institute and Harvard Defenders. While pursuing his J.D., Doyle interned at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and the ACLU of Michigan. Prior to law school, he worked as a counselor for a crisis and suicide prevention hotline in New York City. After working for CJPP, he will clerk for Judge Cheryl Ann Krause of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

Debbie Mukamal, Executive Director

Debbie Mukamal is the Executive Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School. Her portfolio of work includes overseeing Project ReMADE, an entrepreneurship boot camp for formerly incarcerated people, and Renewing Communities, a statewide initiative to expand college opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated students in California (in partnership with Rebecca Silbert at the Warren Institute at Berkeley Law). Along with Stanford Law School Professor David Sklansky, she is conducting research on the demographics of prosecutors’ offices. From 2005 to 2010, she served as the founding Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Ms. Mukamal oversaw all of the Institute’s projects, including the design and implementation of the NYC Justice Corps, an innovative neighborhood-based reentry service initiative, and the development of research in the areas of entrepreneurship, correctional education, long-term incarceration, and reentry from local jails. Before joining John Jay College, she served as the founding director of the National H.I.R.E. Network and a staff attorney at the Legal Action Center, where her work focused on the collateral consequences of criminal records. Ms. Mukamal holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Mason Kortz, Clinical Fellow

Mason Kortz is a clinical instructional fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, where he supervises students working on a variety of law-and-technology projects. These projects involve a number of diverse subjects, such as online speech and privacy, intellectual property, police technology, and government transparency. Mason’s other interests include the use of data science to advance social justice and public policy and the emerging field of artificial intelligence law. Mason has previously worked as a data manager for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a legal fellow in the Technology for Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and a clerk in the District of Massachusetts. He has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Dartmouth College.