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20 Nov, 2011

Law Schools Are Teaching What They Can

2019-03-18T18:47:50-05:00November 20th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

David Segal’s piece in the New York Times yesterday raised serious questions about whether law schools are really teaching students to become practicing attorneys rather than, say, just good law students. The piece also addressed such things as clinical work, legal scholarship, and the cost of law school. My perspective on these [...]

18 Jun, 2011

Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted: An Interview with UW’s Jacqueline McMurtrie

2019-03-18T18:47:58-05:00June 18th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

I visited the University of Washington School of Law back in April. What I found at UW was a strong commitment to freeing the innocent. In 1997, Jacqueline McMurtrie founded the Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) at UW. Overall, the IPNW has helped overturn 15 convictions for prisoners in Washington State. In addition to assisting [...]