Kentucky Innocence Project Externship for 2014-2015
In this externship, students learn investigative skills and knowledge relating to post-conviction relief, and use the information in the field performing supervised work in cases under investigation by the Kentucky Innocence Project. Working in teams, students investigate and explore potential arguments that might support a claim for wrongful conviction. Students review court proceedings leading to conviction, and other information found in a variety of places, e.g., defense attorney files, prosecution records, the crime scene, or the recollections of attorneys and judges who worked on the case or witnesses with information about the case. Includes participation in a mock crime scene investigation, and opportunities to learn from DNA experts, medical examiners, and crime lab personnel.
Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum. Earn four credits for work during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.
Students interested in participating should submit an application and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 31, 2014. The application and more information are accessible at the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.