Wrongful Conviction Clinic will be established at LSU Law Center through federal grant

November 7, 2020

LSU Law and Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) received a nearly $500,000 two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to establish a Wrongful Conviction Clinic at LSU.

LSU students and experienced IPNO attorneys will work together to assess cases of incarcerated people with actual innocence claims associated with available DNA evidence.

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Robert Lancaster said some of these cases include “false confessions, mistaken identification, faulty forensic evidence, prosecutorial/police misconduct, racial bias and other issues.”

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