Innocence Project has openings for fall, spring


To all 2L and 3L students who are not already committed to another clinical project this fall:

Due to federal grant funding, the Wisconsin Innocence Project has some additional capacity for supervising students, and has significant additional caseload demand, for this coming fall and spring semesters.  Accordingly, we are opening up a small number of clinical positions with the Wisconsin Innocence Project for students who are not already committed to another clinical program, and who are able to make a commitment to enroll for at least 7 credits (up to a maximum of 15 credits) this fall, AND at least another 3 credits (up to a maximum of 7 credits) in the spring semester.  Students who apply and are accepted for these positions will be expected to participate in the classroom component of the program, which meets this fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05 to 1:15 p.m., and which will also meet once a week in the spring.  Students will also be expected to participate in screening and ultimately litigating, under clinical faculty supervision, requests for postconviction DNA testing in cases in which the DNA has the potential to prove innocence.  Students will be expected to work (including class preparation and participation time) an average of approximately 3 hours per week per credit, including exam periods, or 4 hours per week per credit if clinical work ends at the end of the class semester prior to the exam period. 

If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Amireh Oettinger at the Remington Center.  Application may be made by hard copy, but is preferred by electronic submission to  The application deadline for these positions is August 27, 2010.

Keith Findley

John Pray

Co-Directors, Wisconsin Innocence Project

Submitted by newsletter, newsletter on August 13, 2010

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