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Michigan Innocence Clinic

At the Michigan Innocence Clinic at Michigan Law, clinic students investigate and litigate cases on behalf of prisoners who have 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, the Michigan Innocence Clinic focuses on innocence cases where there is no biological evidence to be tested. Under the supervision of its founder, Professor David Moran, Innocence Clinic students work on all aspects of the cases, including investigating new evidence, preparing state post-conviction motions, conducting hearings and arguing motions in conjunction with these motions, and filing appeals to the state and federal courts. The Michigan Innocence Clinic has already exonerated seven of its clients since its inception in 2009.

Prisoners must submit an application to the Innocence Clinic to determine whether the clinic can take the prisoner's case.

  In this video, Michigan Law students and faculty describe their work to free Dwayne Provience, who'd spent almost 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.



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Contact information:
Michigan Innocence Clinic
University of Michigan Law School
701 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Phone: 734.763.9353
Fax:  734.764.8242


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