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Fall 2012 Class Descriptions

As of 6/20/2018 5:27:10 AM

Michigan Innocence Clinic Sem

In this clinic students will investigate and litigate cases on behalf of prisoners with new evidence that may establish that they are actually innocent of the crimes for which they have been convicted. Unlike many other innocence clinics which specialize in DNA exonerations, this clinic's docket will focus on innocence cases where there is no biological evidence to be tested. Students will work on all aspects of the cases, including investigating new evidence, preparing state post-conviction motions, conducting hearings and arguing motions in conjuction with these motions, and filing appeals to the state and federal courts. Since winter 2009 is the first semester that the clinic will be operating, students will also spend much of their time screening and developing new cases.

3.00 hours