Scots law student Iain Mathieson to work on death row project in Arizona
A Scots law student is set to spend the summer working with a death row project in America.
Iain Mathieson, who graduated from Dundee University in 2018, will be working with the Arizona Capital Representation Project as a caseworker, assisting the organisation in its death penalty litigation work.
This work is unpaid and as such Iain is in the process of raising funds and sponsorship to support himself during his time with ACRP.
Immediately following this work placement he will be starting a traineeship at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Edinburgh.
He said: “The project receives no government funding and relies entirely upon the support of others. I intend to contribute to the work of their office by assisting with their caseload during 2020.
“Human rights and criminal justice are causes that I am passionate about and I believe that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of an individual’s human rights.
“Any support will be extremely appreciated, not only by myself, but I’m sure by the lawyers at ACRP and their clients.”
You can donate to Iain’s fundraiser here.