Susan Abraham is a lawyer and poet who lives in New York City, and worked for many years as a public defender representing people charged with crimes at the trial and appellate level. She now teaches at New York Law School, where she has taught for nineteen years, teaching classes in Evidence, Trial Skills, and Restorative Justice, and mentoring students interested in social justice work. Her current focus is on the use of restorative justice as a way to resolve criminal charges, and she has organized and presented at numerous restorative justice events and panels, and has been trained as an RJ facilitator. She has written a piece for the NYLS Law Review on restorative justice and writes professionally on policy issues and legal matters, and enjoys incorporating poems into her law teaching and writing.She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson Low Residency program, and has published poems in magazines and literary journals, including The Paris Review, Poetry, Tikkun, Penn Review, Rattle, The Los Angeles Law Journal, and others, and has been included in an anthology of lawyer/poets. She has also taught English in various contexts and locations, including English as a second language, and has participated in many poetry groups, workshops, and readings.