The Duke Law Innocence Project gets to work

September 4, 2009Duke Law News

In the first of many planned early morning meetings, the student leadership of the Law School's Innocence Project met at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, to set the plans for the year. Student Director Sarah Rutledge explained that the standing Tuesday morning meetings will allow the project leaders to collaborate on case investigations and plan training sessions for the more than seventy-five expected 1L volunteers.

Faculty advisers Jim Coleman, Theresa Newman, and Kim Kisabeth think the Project is in great hands this year. "These students were all highly recommended by their peers, and the reasons for those recommendations are already highly evident," Newman said. "The student leaders are all exceedingly intelligent, thoughtful, organized, and passionate about justice. Great work will get done this year, and some of it will even happen early in the morning!"

The other 2009-10 student leaders of the Law School's Innocence Project are: Managing Director, Dave Mansfield; Training Director, Kat Shea; Case Managers, Lauren Fine, Greg McDonough, Proud Usahacharoenporn, Kristen Wolff, and Jasmine Wynton; Event Coordinators: Natasha Alladina and Sharika Richardson; and Digital Information Officer, Paul Woodard.
Innocence Project Managing Director Dave Mansfield at an early morning meeting.