Law School Grad Interested In Data Privacy, Convicted Murderer, Would You Hire Him?

By on February 14, 2019
Arbitration

February 14, 2019

Bruce Reilly is a poster boy for profound social disagreements about mainstreaming felons, and the possibility of redemption after committing the most serious of all crimes. In 1993 he pleaded guilty to second degree murder, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison and an additional 25 years on probation. He was paroled in 2005 and graduated from Tulane Law School in 2014. He wants to practice law, but it’s unlikely that he could pass the “character and fitness” portion of the bar admissions process. He’s interested in data and internet privacy issues, but has had no luck finding employment in related fields. He has searched for policy jobs in Washington, entertainment law-related jobs in LA and employment in the film industry with no success. He says that once he starts discussing his past with prospective employers he can tell they are visualizing his crime, and no job offers are forthcoming. At present he is the deputy director of a New Orleans organization called VOTE, which advocates for the formerly incarcerated.
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