Harvard Law School Professor Ronald Sullivan has fought to get more incarcerated people out of prison – over 6,000 – than arguably anyone in American history. He is a global leader in combatting wrongful convictions and in advocating for criminal justice reform, having testified before Congress multiple times in this capacity and appearing regularly as a legal analyst on various major news networks. He was also tapped to represent the Family of Michael Brown in their wrongful death suit against the City of Ferguson and Darren Wilson – a case stemming from facts which have spawned a global movement and defined a generation.

Professor Sullivan is a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory. He is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop. Professor Sullivan also serves as Master of Winthrop House at Harvard College. He is the first African American ever appointed Master in Harvard’s history. He is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project.