Welcome to the Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project.
The CUA Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project represents persons convicted in federal court who are seeking executive clemency from the President of the United States and conducts investigations of claims of actual innocence on behalf of individuals referred to the Clinic by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
Supervised by Professor Sandy Ogilvy, Catholic University's Innocence Project Clinic offers students the opportunity to develop a wide range of lawyering skills, while providing direct assistance to inmates who have been convicted of violent crimes and sentenced to long jail sentences or to death, but who assert that they are actually innocent of the crimes for which they have been convicted. The Clemency Project expands the work on behalf of individuals seeking executive clemency in the form of a pardon or commutation of sentence.
The Clemency Project is part of a broader initiative, the CUA Law/Ehrlich Partnership on Clemency. In 2013, the Law School partnered with former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., to work together to educate governors and their staffs across the country who want to engage more deeply with the issue of executive clemency and to support scholarship and public education regarding executive clemency at the state and federal levels.