Criminal Justice Clinical (The Innocence Project)
Students enrolled in Criminal Justice Clinical explore the causes of wrongful convictions. Students study past cases of wrongful convictions and critically examine criminal convictions review processes in both Canadian and international contexts.
Students work together and in collaboration with correctional facility personnel and exonerees to establish an intake and review process for new claims of wrongful conviction. In addition to working on new cases, students may be involved in administrative tribunal hearings, wrongful convictions access to justice initiatives and/or public interest advocacy initiatives.
The faculty member responsible for the Criminal Justice Clinical is SLA Executive Director Michelle Christopher.
SLA assumes carriage of Criminal Justice Clinical files during the summer months when law students are not on campus.