Winter 2016 / Spring 2017
Adam Foss standing outside of Sargent Hall

Graduate’s TED Talk Goes Viral

Clinic alum leads reform movement with Academy Award-winner

Staff Writer

Adam Foss JD ’08 is using some of the lessons he learned in Suffolk Law’s Defenders Clinic to build a movement for prosecutorial reform. Foss, a former prosecutor himself, delivered a February 2016 TED Talk on the subject, which has over 1.4 million views. He teamed up with Academy Award-winning musician John Legend to build a nonprofit, Prosecutor Integrity, to help train prosecutors “using recent advances in social, behavioral, and neurological sciences.” Foss was profiled on NPR, in the Boston Globe and in an article in Forbes titled, “How a Former Prosecutor, an Ex-Con and a Billionaire Are Working to Fix America’s Prison System.” Foss was recently honored by the Law School for his achievements.

Photo by Michael J. Clarke

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