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Actual Innocence Practicum

In this experiential course, students, under the supervision of an experienced attorney, will investigate potential claims of actual innocence, and prepare factual memos on those cases for attorneys who would later represent the clients.  For example, students might work with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to identify cases in which now-discredited hair comparison testimony may have led to wrongful convictions.  Students will not be representing clients in court but will be preparing dossiers on cases so that pro-bono counsel could then proceed in court. Enrollment limited [2]

Prerequisite: Actual Innocence