Student Experience

Lessons from the LaMonte Armstrong Case


“I don’t think you know that you’ve changed all of our lives,
as much as we might have helped yours.”

— Natasha Alladina ’11 to LaMonte Armstrong following his release,
discussing the passion she felt for her work on his case.
Alladina is an associate at Alston & Bird in Atlanta.


Innocence work builds skills

  • The skills in persuasion he developed in working with the Greensboro detectives have proven “very helpful” in his litigation practice at Haynes & Boone in Dallas, said Matthew McGee ’10.
  • “I learned how to parse through a massive amount of facts, and the facts make or break a case,” said Michael Horowitz ’09, an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.
  • “Learning how to write was an invaluable part of this,” said John Hibbard ’13. “Professor Newman gave me a point-by-point critique of what would be persuasive for the judge.”