Meet the 2017-2018 Denver Innocence Project Clinical Students!
Each week, Denver Innocence Project clinical students spend hours reviewing cases and working with attorneys. They are huge assets to our team and the fight for justice. The 2017-2018 clinical students are the first, official clinic students the Denver Innocence Project has ever had.
I am a neuroscience major at Regis University, I am from Minnesota, my favorite animal is a duck, and I became passionate about the Innocence Project when I realized that innocent people are failed by our justice system and spend their lives in prison for crimes they never committed.
Hi! My name is Richie and I’m a sophomore at the University of Denver! I’m currently studying criminology and socio-legal studies for my undergraduate degree, but I’m dreaming about going to law school one day. I have always been fascinated by the criminal justice system, so when it came time to choose a class for my first-year seminar at DU, I chose Wrongful Convictions. The class made me realize immediately that I wanted to become a defense attorney. I am so honored to get the chance to make a difference in innocent peoples’ lives through the Denver Innocence Project and to learn from all the fantastic lawyers, teachers, and clients I come in contact with.
Meghan is a sophomore at the University of Denver. She is studying Criminology and German with hopes of going to law school for criminal defense. Meghan first became interested in the Innocence Network after taking a Wrongful Convictions class with her freshman advisor. Meghan hopes to help as many people as she can during her time with the Denver Innocence Project as well as learn about legal procedures and spread awareness of Wrongful convictions.
Zoe is a second year student at the University of Denver. She is studying criminology and socio-legal studies and hopes to go to law school someday. Zoe has a strong interest in social justice issues and views wrongful conviction as a huge problem in this country. Zoe hopes to help out in any way she can with future Denver Innocence cases.
Kati is a sophomore at DU studying criminology and international studies. Ethics and morals are deeply ingrained into her lifestyle and job, where she loves to spend a lot of time volunteering. Whether it is an animal shelter, the innocence project, or another grass roots organization, Kati wants to try and do as much to help.
Laney is a sophomore Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies student at the University of Denver. She is from Overland Park, Kansas and is currently working with the Denver Innocence Project as a clinical student. After she finishes her undergraduate degree, she wants to go to law school. She joined the Denver Innocence Project in order to help people who have been wronged in the criminal justice system; to have valuable, real-life experiences with law; and to learn more about how the criminal justice system does and does not work. She is excited about the possibilities of helping the wrongfully convicted and making a difference in Colorado.