By Jacqueline DeRobertis
The LSU Law Center has received a grant to establish a Wrongful Conviction Clinic at the school, allowing law students to review cases of people with claims of innocence.
LSU Law, partnering with the Innocence Project New Orleans, received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to establish a Wrongful Conviction Clinic at the university. This two-year grant will allow them to review cases of incarcerated people who say they have been wrongfully convicted.
It is the first clinic of its kind at a Louisiana law school, according to a press release from LSU. Students will examine cases to identify those that may benefit from DNA testing and potentially file post-conviction petitions for these defendants later down the line.
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