Career Opportunities Spotlight: Detroit Mercy Law student aims to reform criminal justice system

October 28, 2021

Brianna Hines ’23 will begin working as a law clerk at the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office in January 2022, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews. “I have always been interested in criminal justice reform and criminal law. The prosecutor’s office interested me because they are taking a progressive approach to the criminal justice system,” she explained.  

“The Elected Prosecutor of Washtenaw count, the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and their office have a focus on rehabilitation and a holistic approach to their work. The office looks to reform the criminal justice system and I look forward to playing a role in that,” said Hines.  

Hines is the Treasurer of the Black Law Students Association as well as the Secretary for Community W.E.B. She was also a judicial intern for Judge Mark Goldsmith at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and worked for The Miller Law Firm. During the Fall 2021 term, she is an intern at the Neighborhood Defense fund.