LaMonte Armstrong: A Learning Experience for Duke Law Clinic Students

June 29, 2012

On July 29, 2012, LaMonte Armstrong was released from prison after serving 17 years for a murder he didn't commit. His release might not have happened at all if not for the work of faculty, students and alumni of Duke Law's Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

LaMonte's release was celebrated by his legal team, his friends, and his family - including a daughter born shortly before his conviction. Even after Duke Law became involved in LaMonte's case, it took many years - and the work of many successive teams of students - to achieve justice.