manda Smallhorn, JD ’18 recently fought on behalf of death row inmates in Montgomery, Alabama seeking a second lease on life thanks to a special stipend funded by the School of Law Dean’s Travel Fund.
Smallhorn assisted investigators and attorneys — including Quinnipiac Law alumna Natalie Olmstead, JD ’09 — in the Middle District of Alabama Federal Defender Program. The organization defends indigent clients who are facing capital punishment. She worked primarily on the federal post-conviction cases of 4 male death row inmates. While each of their cases were unique, they all shared one unfortunate thing in common.