INNOCENCE CLINIC

scales of justice outside jail cell
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

As virtual learning continues, the Miami Law Innocence Clinic has not slowed down in its pursuit of justice. The Clinic is preparing to file an appeal in Florida's First District Court of Appeal for its long-time client, Dustin Duty...

explainer podcast image
Monday, November 16, 2020

As season five of the Miami Law Explainer, the law school’s podcast where expert faculty dive into the headlines, draws to a close, we are hard at work at next season’s show. In the meantime, more than 75 episodes are available to...

Lindsey Johnson, 3L
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lindsey Johnson, 3L

Lindsey Johnson entered law school with a long-held passion for criminal justice reform, prisoners’ rights advocacy, and death penalty defense. In fact, she has been working...

Nick Bancroft
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Nick Bancroft, J.D. '15

Nick Bancroft, J.D. ’15, never thought he would go to law school. There were no lawyers in his family, and his love of theater seemed better suited for a career in...

students from the Innocence Clinic
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Innocence Clinic students in action

As the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shut-down of most of daily life in the United States, the work of the Miami Law Innocence Clinic persists.

“The pursuit...

Craig Trocino with Innocence Clinic students
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Director Craig Trocino with Innocence Clinic students

The COVID-19 pandemic has not diminished the Miami Law...

Innocence Clinic students
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Five times longer than ‘‘War and Peace,’’ the mountain of documents—more than 6,000 pages of evidence files, witness depositions, and a trial transcript—arrived just in time for the start of the semester, and now everything was in the hands of a...

Innocence Clinic students with Marni Lennon
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

 Samantha Enescu (3L), Anna Dellapa (2L), Sean Hood (2L), Becky Esquenazi (2L), Dean Marni Lennon, Mackenzie Garrity (2L), John Smerznak (2L), Gabrielle Engle (2L), Jaqueline Martinelli (3L)

The...

Innocence Clinic students
Friday, May 10, 2019

Sam Smargon (Adjunct Faculty), Caroline Herter (2L), Oliver Silva (2L), Maya Frucht (3L), Katharine Sposato (2L)

In February 2012, a 19-year-old Pensacola man was sentenced to life in prison for an...

Innocence Clinic and members of the Innocence Project of FL
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In the early morning hours of September 26, 2018, Dustin Duty was shackled and transported to the Jacksonville courthouse to attend a new hearing he had waited years to attend. After years of desperation, isolation, and many days where he...

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