The Project for the Innocent externship is a year-long externship (fall and spring semesters) with the Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent, which is dedicated to the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted.
Externs play a central role in the investigations that LPI undertakes. Responsibilities include: investigating claims of innocence; interviewing witnesses; meeting with prosecutors; visiting prison inmates.
The field placement is complemented by an academic component, including orientation at LPI, and several class meetings on campus and/or via videoconferencing. For specific details, please see the Externship Office staff and course syllabus.
Prerequisites: Criminal Law and need to have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Legal Profession, and Wrongful Convictions (778CR) courses.