INNOCENCE CLINIC

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...

Angel Sanchez
Monday, November 5, 2018

Angel Sanchez had no time for lunch, much less another interview. The second-year student in the University of Miami School of Law already had so much on tap, including writing an essay on prison for the Harvard Law Review and teaching a...

image of hands in prison
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

At her home in the tiny village of Palm Springs, just outside Lake Worth, Anna Mae Kiger started each morning the same way. After rising around 7, she walked down the driveway to pick up her newspaper. Then the 75-year-old Air Force veteran...

2L Kristin Taylor reviews files in the Patterson case
Friday, December 1, 2017

Miami Law’s Innocence Clinic recently began investigating a case with a potentially compelling claim of innocence. Kenneth Patterson was arrested in February 1998 after his co-defendant Tevenin Wagenson identified him as the getaway driver...

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