At the heart of our program is the two-year Osborn Fellowship. Each year, FTI engages in a national search to discover its newest class of law fellows. The candidate pool is diverse and extremely well-qualified, and includes individuals from dozens of the country’s best law schools who are committed to learning the best practices associated with capital trial preparation and litigation, yet dare to seek innovative approaches to providing the highest quality capital defense. Each year over 400 applications are received for 2 fellowship positions. To learn more about the Osborn Fellowship or to apply click here.
To ensure fairness for indigent defendants facing the death penalty and to help address systemic inequalities in the justice system's handling of capital cases.
A Fair Trial is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. FTI relies on individual donations and a limited number of foundation grants to carry out our work. Our budget supports our active Fellows and staff as well as the costs of investigation, litigation and participation in the process of death penalty trials to add value and fight inequities in the application of the death penalty. FTI is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.