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					THE

NEWSLETTER

OF

THE

CALIFORNIA

INNOCENCE

PROJECT




THE C A LIFORNIA INNO CENCE PRO JEC T TURN S 10!

                                                                                                   From the Director
A Decade to Remember                                                                               As I write this letter we are celebrating
                                                                                                   our eighth exoneration and dismissal of

I t has been 10 years since the California Innocence Project’s birth in a small second
  floor office at California Western School of Law. At that time, the project had one full
time employee (CIP Director Justin Brooks), one part-time employee (CIP Program
                                                                                                   murder charges against William Richards
                                                                                                   who has served 15 years of wrongful
                                                                                                   incarceration. I am reminded that our
Administrator Kimberly Hernandez), and the generous assistance of a legendary                      simple concept 10 years ago has again
California Western law professor (Professor Jan Stiglitz).                                         changed lives, although that concept has
  In its 10 years of operation, the California Innocence Project has added four additional         certainly evolved with each new idea
                                                                                                   from students, staff, and our incredible
staff positions while more than 100 clinical students and dozens of work study students
                                                                                                   range of volunteers. Every year it is sad for
and volunteers reviewed more than 18,000 requests for assistance from California                   me to see another class of students go, but every
inmates. Out of those requests hundreds of cases have been investigated and many of                August I am excited to start working with a new
those cases have been filed in various courts throughout the state. As a result of the             group who will bring new ideas, commitment, and
Project’s efforts eight innocent men, with a combined total of more than 100 years of              energy, and who will forever be a part of the project.
                                                                                                     After 10 years I’m feeling nostalgic to reconnect
wrongful incarceration, have been exonerated. As the Project continues to move forward
                                                                                                   with all of the characters who have made CIP a part of
through the next decade, hopes for continued success are high, as the staff and students           their lives. I invite you to return to us for our 10-year
of the California Innocence Project pursue justice on behalf of the wrongfully convicted.          anniversary celebrations, particularly if we have not
                                                                                                   seen or heard from you in a while. I guarantee it will
                                                                                                   be a good time. And, even if you think you are too old
                                                                                                   for a Facebook account, I invite you to join the CIP
A PRO BONO Partnership                                                                             group so you can reconnect with all of your old friends.
                                                                                                      Thank you to all of you for being a part of CIP, for
                                                                                                   being a part of my life, and your devotion to helping
     IP has benefitted from      This past fall, two interns
C    a wide variety of vol-
unteers. The San Diego
                                 from High Tech High School
                                 Media Arts completed an
                                                                                                   to free the wrongfully convicted.


                                                                                                   All the best,
office of Latham & Watkins       internship at CIP where                                           Justin
has been particularly gen-       they compiled a resource
erous with their pro bono        guide to all of the CA state
work. Over the past year,        prisons for law students
25 attorneys and numerous        preparing inmate visits.
summer associates have             “I do it to help free the
reviewed case files for CIP      client as well as to be in-
looking for claims of inno-      vigorated by the boundless       do it with energy and a
cence. While the majority of     energy of the students.”         smile on their face. The
CIP's law student volunteers       “I have been working as        students are a critical com-
come from Cal Western,           a volunteer lawyer with          ponent of the project, and
we've also had a volunteers      the California Innocence         the many successes the
from several other law           Project for five years. It has   Project has had in freeing
schools including Harvard,       been an extremely reward-        the innocent stem directly
Cornell, University of San       ing experience to work not       from the involvement of
Diego, Loyola Law School         only on behalf of our clients,   these remarkable young
(Los Angeles), and Thomas        but also to work with the        people. It has been a privi-
Jefferson. Invaluable help       students. The students have      lege to work for the clients,
has also come from a retired     uniformly been enthusiastic,     and with all of the other
federal defender office          hard working, talented and       members of CIP. I do it to
director, a retired appellate    extremely imaginative in         help free the client as well
attorney, and a retired prison   the ways they go about           as to be invigorated by the
warden, who provide their        handling the cases, writing      boundless energy of the
years of experience to           on legal issues and finding      students. They give me a
helping the clinic students      witnesses. No matter what        wonderful sense of opti-
with their cases. Also, each     tasks they are asked to do,                                       Clockwise from top: Ken Marsh, Jason Kindle,
                                                                  mism for the future of our
summer CIP hosts two un-         e.g., stake out a location                                        John Stoll, and Tim Atkins.
                                                                  profession.”
dergraduates in an exchange      all night or shuttle witnesses     -Mario Conte, former
program with Birmingham          back and forth from the          Director of Federal De-         For information on Pro Bono opportunities
City University (England).       airport at 1:00 a.m., they       fenders of San Diego, Inc.      contact Jeff Chinn at jxc@cwsl.edu
CIP ALUMNI
NEWS
                          Project Expands Its Mission
n CIP alumni are          Within the Law School
doing good things all
over the country. Our         ince its inception, one    Stiglitz, Jeff Chinn, Alex     portunity not often found      problems but also to im-
former clinic students
are on both sides of
                          S   of the California Inno-
                          cence Project’s goals was
                                                         Simpson, and local attor-
                                                         neys and forensic experts
                                                                                        in other class work. And,
                                                                                        their participation helps
                                                                                                                       plement their proposed
                                                                                                                       solutions in the partici-
the criminal law
podium. Several are       to provide an educational      from the San Diego com-        to bring the inmates’          pating agency. In this
working for the San
Diego County Public
                          program geared toward          munity teach the course        quests for exoneration         way, students get a sense
Defenders (Jessica        producing outstanding,         to over 40 law students.       that much closer.              of the many challenges
Marshall, Solomon         ethical, and justice-seek-        The course covers a            Finally, each participat-   faced by attorneys in
Chang, Lorenda Stern,
Kasia Donahue, Brian
                          ing attorneys. Through a       multitude of topics relevant   ing student is given an        post-conviction work,
McNeil, Paul Parisi),     rigorous interview process,    to post-conviction inno-       assignment — to identify,      and the Project may be
Orange County (Sara       each year the Project’s        cence litigation including     research, and advance a        able to advance some
Ross), Riverside
County (Kathleen
                          staff selects 12 CWSL stu-     eyewitness identification,     challenge to our current       long-needed reform in the
Pedro) and Imperial       dents to participate in        confessions, medical evi-      criminal justice system        criminal justice community.
County (Ben Warren        the clinical aspect of the     dence, DNA evidence,           that would result in              “Prior to participating
and Mary Ott). On the
prosecutorial side, CIP
                          Project. As of late, other     ineffective assistance of      meaningful change to the       in the Wrongful Convic-
is represented in San     Cal Western students           counsel, and prosecutorial     system and reduce the          tions Seminar, I did not
Diego (Chris Lawson,      have only had the oppor-       and police misconduct.         likelihood that innocent       really believe investiga-
Lara Easton), Salt
Lake City (Lindsay
                          tunity to limited partici-     Under the supervision of       defendants are convicted       tion procedures in our
Jarvis), Riverside        pation on a volunteer          CIP staff each student in      in the future. Topics          criminal justice system
County (Meghan            basis. Until now!              the class gets to engage       range from drafting and        were flawed. But, when I
Salmans) and Denver
(Ashley Augustin).
                             This past fall, the Cali-   in the process of review-      introducing legislation to     witnessed, first-hand, in
Alreen Haequist and       fornia Innocence Project       ing an innocence case and      the state legislature to       class, how easy it is to er-
Farzeen Essa are both     expanded its scope to in-      drafting a memo evaluat-       more grassroots efforts to     roneously identify a per-
founding board mem-
bers of the Girls Think
                          clude a Wrongful Convic-       ing the possibility of pur-    get local authorities to       son in a ‘six pack’ photo
Tank, a charitable        tions Seminar, open to all     suing the case. This is an     adopt less suggestive          line-up, I quickly changed
organization that has     2L and 3L students at          opportunity for students       photo identification pro-      my mind.”
been providing services
to the homeless in
                          California Western School      to work on real cases with     cedures. Students are             - Morgan Teague, 3L
San Diego. Lindsay        of Law. Justin Brooks, Jan     real defendants, an op-        asked to not only identify
Herf is Director of the
DNA Testing Assistance
Program at the Arizona
Justice Project in
Phoenix. The Program
is a collaboration with
the Arizona Attorney
                              Freeing the Innocent Goes Global!
General. On the family
front, Lisa Saucerman
                                    uring 2008, The California Innocence Project        in new judicial procedures, and has developed new
just gave birth to her
fourth child. After
completing a federal
                              D     was asked to host visits from attorneys from all
                              over the world who are in the United States under
                                                                                        legal technologies to address the reform process
                                                                                        sweeping the Americas. Bringing the casework
clerkship in Washing-
ton, D.C., Jake Green-        the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. Some        experience of the California Innocence Project,
well-Grillot returns to       of the countries represented included Iraq, Iran,         and the training mission of Proyecto ACCESO, CIP
San Diego with a baby
daughter. Many others         South Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkey, and China.      Director Justin Brooks and Professor Cooper, along
are working in large          The visiting attorneys, which included judges,            with Chilean lawyers and law students, will operate
and small law firms or        government officials, and public interest attorneys,      the first project in Latin America dedicated to
working on their own
solo practice.                were interested in success of the Project and wanted      freeing the innocent.
                              to learn exactly how the clinic program works.               ¡Inocente! will seek the release of factually
                                  “I was impressed with the men and women’s             innocent prisoners using DNA and other forensic
                              background knowledge of the Project, as well as           tools; train lawyers; and, work on law reform issues
                              their eagerness to ask detailed questions about the       related to wrongful convictions.
                              obstacles we face when investigating cases,” said            Chile has been chosen as the first site for the
                              the Project’s Associate Director Jeff Chinn.              project because of its success in implementing
                                 Chinn discussed the underlying factors of              new criminal procedure reforms across the country.
                              wrongful convictions and explained the flaws in           With oral trials, a more transparent judicial process,
                              the criminal justice system on both sides of the          and new technologies for investigation, Chile
n “In 2002, I had the         so-called fence. He also commented that the               continues to be a leader in the region.
pleasure of being a           international representatives were often shocked
part of the California        at the flaws, particularly concerning interrogations      For more information about becoming involved with
Innocence Project's
second year of exis-          and eyewitness identifications.                           ¡Inocente!, email jpb@cwsl.edu or jcooper@cwsl.edu
tence. This was an ex-           Since 1998, CWSL Professor Jamie Cooper’s              Or visit our soon to be up and running website at
tremely emotional             program, Proyecto ACCESO, has trained over 2000           www.programainocente.com
experience and
caused me to have             legal professionals in 15 countries in Latin America
many different feel-
ings. I felt sad and
angry knowing that
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CIP E X ONE REE S ARE M O VING O N...



Life After Exoneration
Building A Future                                 clinic. Her tenacity carried the case forward     outside medical expert to review all the ev-
The day after his release, Adam Riojas met        through the next three years of her life.         idence.
with then CIP student Ben Warren (class of           Through Wendy’s efforts and the help of           When San Diego District Attorney Bon-
‘03) at California Western and told him,          the clinic students who followed her, Jake        nie Dumanis learned of her expert’s opin-
“you saved my life.” Adam Riojas was con-         Greenwell-Grillot (CIP class of ‘06) and          ion, she asked the court to grant Marsh’s
victed of murdering a man, a murder               Alissa Bjerkhoel (CIP class of ‘07), the Proj-    habeas corpus petition, and dismissed the
Adam’s dying father later confessed to            ect successfully presented Atkins’ claim of       charges against Marsh.
committing. Ben worked tirelessly on prov-        innocence to Los Angeles Superior Court              On August 10, 2004, after spending 21
ing Adam’s innocence during his time as a         Judge Michael Tynan. On February 9,               years in prison, Ken Marsh was a free man.
clinic student and beyond. In the end, Ben        2007, after 20 years in prison, Timothy           “I learned never to give up hope,” Marsh
was successful in gathering enough facts          Atkins was declared an innocent man.              said. Someone else who never gave up
that proved Adam’s innocence and linked              Atkins was only 18 years old when his          hope was Brenda Buell. During Marsh’s in-
Adam’s father to the murder. On Tuesday,          nightmare began. Now Tim is 41, and his           carceration, Brenda’s hope for justice and




April 27, 2004, Adam Riojas walked out of         life is just beginning.                           her love for Ken never died. In October of
prison, 13 years after his wrongful conviction.       On December 6, 2007, Timothy Atkins           2004, Ken and Brenda married. Today,
   While in prison, Adam worked as a              Jr. Was born. “He is my purpose, now. I           Ken and Brenda continue to pick up the
Spanish interpreter for his fellow inmates        have to make this world a better place for        pieces of their past, and are enjoying their
during religious services. Today, Adam is an      him. I don’t want my son to grow up and           new life together in Colorado.
Outreach Pastor at Calvary Chapel in              fall into the same lifestyle I did. I won’t let
Oceanside, California. Echoing the words          that happen.” Having earned his certifica-        Finally Finding Peace
of Los Angeles County Deputy District             tion in Gang Prevention, he works for a           John Stoll was convicted of multiple counts
Attorney, Renee Meckler, who said, “this          non-profit organization where he counsels         of molestation during the infamous Bakers-
inmate is the most impressive I’ve ever           disadvantaged youths, “Most of these kids         field Witch Hunt in 1985. Stoll’s legal
seen,” Adam continues to help others.             see themselves as gang members and                team consisted of attorneys from both the
   “I am blessed,” Adam maintains.                nothing more. I am teaching them to see           California and Northern California Inno-
   Prior to being convicted, Adam was a           themselves as lawyers, athletes, or who-          cence Projects. Together, at Stoll’s hearing,
real estate agent. Since regaining his free-      ever they really want to be.” Atkins believes     the Projects presented the alleged victims,
dom, he has literally built a career in con-      that if he can make a positive difference in      now adults, who testified that they had been
struction. In 2007, Adam and his crew             the life of one young person, and save            coerced by investigators 20 years earlier.
completed work on his first investment            them from a life in prison, then, in the end,        On May 4, 2004, John Stoll walked out
project, a $2 million house, located in Fall-     his own life will have meant something.           of prison a free man after Kern County Su-
brook, California.                                                                                  perior Court Judge John Kelly declared him
                                                  Picking Up the Pieces Together                    innocent. CIP class of ‘04 students
A New Life and A New Path                         In 1983, Ken Marsh was convicted of mur-          Christina Utley and Lindsay Jarvis assisted
From the first day she read Tim Atkins’ case      dering his girlfriend, Brenda Buell’s, two-       the attorneys in pre-hearing preparation
file, CIP student, Wendy Koen (class of ‘05),     and-one half year old son who suffered            and the hearing itself, “We are so lucky to
knew he was innocent, “I felt it in my heart.     head injuries from a fall. CIP students Lisa      have the opportunity, as students, to see our
I knew I was going to get him out of prison.”     Saucerman (class of ‘02) and Marguerite           hard work result in justice being served.”
Tim Atkins was convicted of murder in 1987.       Cahill (class of ‘04) assisted attorney Tracy        John’s story can be seen in the 2008
His conviction weighed heavily on the tes-        Emblem in uncovering evidence that proved         documentary Witch Hunt, which premiered
timony of one witness. “She just didn’t           Marsh’s innocence. The California Inno-           in the U.S. at the AFI Film Festival in Los
sound truthful, I don’t understand how a          cence Project, along with Emblem, filed a         Angeles, California. The film’s executive
jury ever believed her,” Wendy contended.         petition for writ of habeas corpus on             producer and narrator is actor Sean Penn.
Like most of the Project’s cases, the investi-    Marsh’s behalf in October 2002 seeking a
gation and fact gathering process extended        new trial. At the Project’s request, the San
well beyond Wendy’s time in the year-long         Diego District Attorneys Office hired an
CIP ALUMNI
NEWS                      William Richards’ Conviction Reversed
Continued
there were innocent
                               ugust 10, 2009,16          Richards. This evidence             someone employed by                  nandez (who helped un-
people locked up be-
hind bars; frustrated
and confused by a
                          A    years to the day after
                          the murder of Pamela
                                                          countered the prosecu-
                                                          tion’s claim that no one
                                                                                              the County. The prosecu-
                                                                                              tion claimed that a tuft of
                                                                                                                                   cover critical evidence),
                                                                                                                                   Alex Simpson (who as-
system that allows it
                          Richards, San Bernardino        other than Richards or his          15 light-blue fibers were            sisted in every phase of
to happen; while at
the same time happy,      County Judge Brian              wife were at their home             found in a tear in the vic-          the litigation), Jeff Chinn,
excited and anxious to    McCarville granted the          on the night of the murder.         tim’s fingernail. According          Alissa Bjerkhoel, Mario
do something about it
                          California Innocence               During the Richards              to the prosecution, the              Conte (who provided his
and not sit by and
watch.                    Project’s request to reverse    trial, evidence was pre-            fibers matched those of the          amazing trial talents), at-
    I gathered daily      the murder conviction of        sented indicating that a            shirt Richards was wearing           torneys Nancy Rosenfeld
with eleven other stu-
                          her husband William             “bite mark” on the victim’s         the night of the murder.             and Chris Plourd, and all
dents from com-
pletely different         Richards. Finding that new      hand could have only come           However, members of the              of the students who
backgrounds and with      evidence points “unerringly     from Richards or two per-           Project discovered that              worked on the case over
completely different
                          to innocence,” Richards’s       cent of the population.             photos taken just after the          the years including Jevon
personalities. We
spent hours together      1997 conviction of              However, the testimony              victim’s autopsy clearly             Hatcher, John Nielsen,
in the hopes of mak-      murdering his wife in           provided by the bite mark           showed no such fibers in             Lance Banks, Wendy
ing a difference in the
                          their Hesperia, Calif.,         expert was based on in-             the fingernail. After the            Koen, Ashley Augustin,
lives of people who
had the misfortune of     home was thrown out.            complete information                autopsy, the victim’s fin-           Brian McNeal, Mary Ott,
being imprisoned for      Richards was convicted          and poor photos. Experts            gers were severed and sent           and Noel Walker and
a crime they did not
                          for the 1993 murder             obtained by the Project             to a county criminalist for          Derek Vandeviver (who
commit.
    We were led by        after two trials ended in       were able to correct the            review. Sometime after               met working on this case
Justin Brooks and Jan     hung juries. The reversal       distortion in the photo-            that, the fibers appeared.           and are now happily mar-
Stiglitz who brought
                          marks the successful            graphs and testify that                “It is impossible to              ried). Of course, congrat-
balance to the group.
Brooks made sure we       conclusion to an eight          Richards could not have             mention all of the people            ulations to my partner Jan
understood that we        year-long process. In 2001,     been the person respon-             who have worked on be-               Stiglitz who did an out-
were the last chance
                          Richards contacted the          sible for the “bite mark.”          half of seeking William              standing job as always as
the wrongfully impris-
oned had in seeing        California Innocence               The California Inno-             Richards’ freedom over               lead counsel in the habeas
justice prevail. And,     Project at California           cence Project also argued           the years, but I certainly           hearing. Congrats to
Stiglitz made sure we
                          Western School of Law.          that fiber evidence may             want to recognize CIP                everyone!” – Justin Brooks
understood that even
though the project's      He maintained his inno-         have been falsified by              staff members Kim Her-
clients never paid a      cence in the murder and
penny for our serv-
                          sought the Project’s help
ices, the quality of
work always had to be
as though we were
                          in requesting a reversal of
                          his conviction.
                                                            Contribute to the Project
providing services to
                             Jan Stigltiz, Professor at
the wealthiest of                                            YES! I am interested in making a donation to the California Innocence Project
clients.                  California Western and             in the following amount:
    I am very thankful    Co-Director of the Cali-
for my experience
                                                             o $500        o $250         o $100         o $50        o $25        Other $
                          fornia Innocence Project
with the CIP. The CIP
thought me how to be      argued successfully in his         Will this gift be matched? o Yes o No
a real counselor by       closing that the case was          Name of Employer/Matching Organization
listening to people’s
                          purely circumstantial.
legal injustices and
trying to remedy the         “Other than the fact            Your Name
situation by believing    that Richards came home
in them, even though
                          and found his wife, there          Address o Home o Business
the rest of the system
had already given up      was no evidence linking
                                                             City                                                              State              Zip
hope.”                    him to the crime. These
    Today, Alreen is a
                          cases are hard to win,”            Country
partner in her own
firm Zeldes & Haeg-       said Stiglitz. “But if you
gquist, LLP. After        get a judge like McCarville        Home Telephone
opening their doors in
                          who is willing to take a
July of 2007, they
                          fresh look at the evidence,        Business Telephone
quickly outgrew their
old space and moved       then wrongful convictions
in to a fantastic 5 of-                                      Fax
                          can be corrected.”
fice suite in the his-
toric Torbati Building       The California Innocence        E-mail
at Sixth & Broadway,      Project obtained new DNA
in the heart of the
                          testing on the murder              Payment Options
Gaslamp district
downtown in fall of       weapon. Test results re-           o I will send a check, made payable to California Innocence Project to:
2008. Zeldes & Haeg-      vealed that an unidentified          225 Cedar St., San Diego, CA, 92101 (Please send me a reminder)
gquist, LLP specializes
                          male held the murder
in Business Litigation,                                      o I will pay by credit card o Visa o Mastercard o American Express o Discover
Employment Disputes,      weapon and struggled
and Class Action Liti-
                                                             Name on the card
                          with the victim. DNA
gation.
                          testing on hair from under
                                                             Number
                          the victim’s fingernails
                          also pointed to another            Expiration date                                     *CVV Code:
                          person other than                  *3 digit code found on signature strip on V/MC/D and 4 digit code on front of AMEX
      Alumni Memories




Professor Jan Stiglitz & his daughter   Under the leadership of Co-coach/Players Justin Brooks and                    CIP Class of 2003-2004 End of the Year
Samantha enjoying CIP’s Annual          Jeff Chinn, CIP basketball team four-peated as intermural                    Party at Stiggy’s.
Dodgeball Tournament.                   champions in Fall 2008.




Loan Shillinger, CIP Class of 2002-2003, practicing        CIP Work Study Romance Come           Class of 2007-2008 “Team Brooks” keeps smiling after
law in Hawai’i and rubbing elbows with the                 True! 2007 Interns Paul and Gabby     falling to “Team Stiglitz” in the class retreat bowling match.
President in 2008 on his road to the White House.          welcomed a daughter, Apollonía
                                                           María Ingram, on July 22, 2009.




CIP Class of 2006-2007                  CIP Class of 2005-2006 with Exoneree John Stoll                        CIP Class of 2002-2003 with Exonerees

representing CIP at the                 at the premiere of Actual Innocence.                                   Jason Kindle and Ray Krone.

Annual OB Holiday Parade.




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       THE

       NEWSLETTER

       OF

       THE

       CALIFORNIA

       INNOCENCE

       PROJECT




                            The Innocence Network: A Group Effort!
                                  lthough 10 years ago      of recognizing and correct-
                            A     it was one of the first   ing the errors in our crim-
WE’RE                       innocence projects in the       inal justice system. CIP
BRINGING                    world, the California           Co-Director Jan Stiglitz is
JUSTICE BACK...             Innocence Project is now        on the amicus committee,
ONE CLASS                   a part of an international      “We vote on requests we
AT A TIME                   network of more than            receive from outside
                            50 innocence projects           sources that the Network
Over 115 students           throughout the U.S.A.,          file an amicus brief in a
have gone through
                            Canada, Great Britain,          pending case and then
the California Inno-
                            Australia, and New              assist in finding someone
cence Project at Cali-
fornia Western School
                            Zealand. CIP Director           to write the brief.” In
of Law in the past ten      Justin Brooks played a          addition, appointed           ence in some area of the    years ago and the second
years, each possessing      critical role in creating       members from Projects         country to spend a few      conference was hosted
the desire to experi-       this network as a founding      nationwide gather yearly      days learning from each     nine years ago by CIP at
ence the workings of        member of the board of          in New York to discuss        other how to be more        Cal Western.
“real world” law.
                            directors and chair of the      and act on legislative        successful at freeing the     CIP class of 2007-
Some of the students
                            network’s membership            policy reform.                innocent. The first such    2008 attended the
have gone on to be-
come state prosecu-
                            committee.                         Every spring, projects,    conference was hosted by    Innocence Network
tors, public defenders,        The Innocence Project™       clinic students, and ex-      The Center on Wrongful      Conference hosted by
deputy attorney gen-        Network has formed              onerees gather together       Convictions at North-       Santa Clara Law School.
erals, corporate attor-     committees with the goal        at The Innocence Confer-      western Law School 10
neys, and private
practitioners.
   “One important
goal of CIP’s mission
is to nurture ethical
and knowledgeable
                                                                                                                                 POSTAGE
lawyers. Students par-
                                                                                                                                  HERE
ticipating in the clinic
are here to learn how
to implement justice.
They are here to rec-
ognize the possibility
of human error, and
to help right a
wrong.”
   - Professor Jan
Stiglitz, CIP Co-Director
   From the class of
2000-2001 to the
class of 2008-2009,
each clinical student
has contributed
greatly to CIP’s mis-
sion. Without their
commitment and ded-
ication, the California
Innocence Project
could not exist.

				
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