In January 2009, professors David Moran and Bridget McCormack launched the Michigan Innocence Clinic to litigate claims of actual innocence by prisoners in cases where DNA evidence is not available. In its first four years, the clinic's work resulted in the exoneration of five men and two women after a total of 84 years of wrongful incarceration. In addition to his work in the clinic, Prof. Moran teaches courses in criminal law and criminal procedure. He has published many articles about various aspects of criminal procedure, especially search and seizure. He has argued six times before the U.S. Supreme Court, most recently in November 2012. Among his most notable cases are Halbert v. Michigan, in which the Supreme Court struck down a Michigan law that denied appellate counsel to assist indigent criminal defendants who wished to challenge their sentences after pleading guilty. Prof. Moran earned his BS in physics at the University of Michigan; a BA, MA, and a CAS in mathematics at Cambridge University; an MS in theoretical physics at Cornell University; and a JD, magna cum laude, at Michigan Law. He clerked for the Hon. Ralph B. Guy Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, then served for eight years as an assistant defender at the State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) in Detroit. Prior to joining Michigan Law in 2008, he was an associate professor and the associate dean for academic affairs at Wayne State University Law School. Prof. Moran was named "Upperclass Professor of the Year" each of the eight years he taught at Wayne State. In 2010, he was named the Michigan Lawyer of the Year by Michigan Lawyer's Weekly and received the Justice For All Award (with Prof. Bridget McCormack), the highest award bestowed by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.