The case was briefed by students in the clinic’s inaugural class, 2007 graduates Matthew Howell, Christopher Montville, Anastasia Wade, Tina Duan, and Christopher Murray. Murray argued the case before the Fourth Circuit on Jan. 30, 2007. Professors James Coleman, Catherine Fisk, and Erwin Chemerinsky who supervise the clinic, credit the students’ excellent work for the extraordinary win.
The clinic’s next case, also briefed during the last academic year, will be argued in the Fourth Circuit on Sept. 25, by 3L Leeann Rosnick. In that case, United States v. Weymouth, the defendant pleaded guilty based on incorrect advice from his lawyer about the possible sentence, and was sentenced based on information that the government had promised in the plea agreement that it would not use against him.