Students Staff

05 July 2016

Graduating 2016: Keri Trevillion

Keri Trevillion was inspired to sign up for the School of Law’s Miscarriage of Justice project after she spent a year abroad at Brooklyn Law School, where she took a course on the death penalty and post-conviction appeals.

Keri Trevillion

Keri Trevillion

Keri worked with the Centre for Criminal Appeals as part of the Project.

She said: “I chose to work on this firm’s case as I liked their ‘boots on the ground’ approach to investigation. We got to work closely with a solicitor who specialises in criminal appeal cases which gave us a great insight into what is important to focus on and how to approach cases that have exhausted the appeals process.”

Keri, who plans to complete the New York Bar exam after graduation, and work in criminal defence in the USA, said the most valuable thing she learnt from the experience was to ask ‘so what?’ when analysing cases that require new evidence or arguments to get a fresh appeal.

The doors to Graduation 2016 open on 12 July. 4,691 students will graduate, bringing the number of Essex graduates, since 1964, to more than 93,000.

Each and every one of our 2016 graduates has had a life-changing experience. They have risen to the challenge of developing a research mindset, they have been involved in clubs, societies and volunteering, and they have grasped opportunities.

We can’t tell all their stories but our Graduating 2016 student profiles shine a light on the individual experiences that make the Essex family inclusive, international and inspiring.

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