NCCU Law Alum Selected as an Osborn Fellow

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009

Mark Pickett, NCCU Law class of 2009, was recently selected as one of two new Osborn Fellows at the Fair Trial Initiative, a non-profit that seeks to address the lack of competent trial counsel for indigent defendants facing the death penalty.

Mark Pickett

Mark Pickett '09

Osborn Fellows are selected from among hundreds of applicants from all over the country to participate in a two-year program in which they work with experienced attorneys on capital cases across North Carolina. Osborn Fellows provide critical support to underfunded trial counsel in capital cases, and have the unique opportunity to hone their skills during trial preparation and in the courtroom, as well as receiving extensive training from the nation’s top practitioners and Fair Trial Initiative Staff.