Peter Perl, Writer: Peter Perl, a former assistant managing editor of the Washington Post, retired in 2013 following four decades in journalism. He was an award-winning reporter and magazine writer, who frequently profiled politicians and says he is happily retired from that particular task. At least he was until he agreed to profile David Simas, director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.
Jeri Zeder, Writer: Boston-area freelance writer Jeri Zeder is a graduate of Brown University and the Boston University School of Law. She worked for a time as an assistant general counsel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She loves capturing the stories of law students, scholars, and activists who are changing the world. She writes in this issue about the Ninth Circuit Appeals Project and the BC Innocence Project.
Harry Campbell, Illustrator: Harry Campbell is a renowned illustrator working out of Maryland. His work appears in most well-known publications, among them the New York Times, Time, and the Wall Street Journal. His challenge for illustrating “May It Please the Court” was to convey how BC Law students are increasingly combining classroom learning with practical experience to attain a more well-rounded legal education.
Dana Smith, Photographer: Boston-based shooter Dana Smith is a widely published magazine photographer here and abroad. His photos appear in publications such as MIT Technology Review, Time, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Nature Science Journal, Boston, and Yankee. He is an instructor at New England School of Photography in Boston. Dana was affiliated with Black Star for fifteen years and is now represented by Aurora / Novus Select. His photos illustrate our cover story about Dennis Maher’s 19-year fight for exoneration, “I’ve Already Forgiven You.”