Imran Syed is a staff attorney and teaching fellow in the Michigan Innocence Clinic. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in political science before going on to Michigan Law. While in law school, Syed worked for two years in the Innocence Clinic as a student attorney, and became the clinic's first full-time staff attorney upon graduation in May 2011. In addition to supervising students in the clinic, Syed has investigated and litigated a wide variety of cases for the Innocence Clinic, including the clinic's first-ever arson case. That case was also the inspiration for Syed's law review article on wrongful convictions based on scientific evidence that is later repudiated. Co-written with Caitlin Plummer, the article was published in fall 2012 by the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Syed also has spoken and written about a variety of topics relating to wrongful convictions, such as compensation for exonorees, the fallacies of eyewitness testimony, and the need for reform in Michigan's system of public defense.