The Catholic University of America
Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project Coursework 

The Innocence Project Clinic is a full-year, graded, six-credit course (three credits each semester; students must enroll in and satisfactorily complete both semesters to earn course credit). The course consists of casework on behalf of individuals seeking exoneration because of actual innocence and individuals who have accepted responsibility for their crimes who are seeking either a commutation of sentence or a pardon. In addition to the case work, students are involved in class work to develop and improve the skills necessary for the casework and extensive research and writing. Successful completion of the Clinic satisfies both the Professional Skills and the Transition-to-Practice graduation requirements and may satisfy one of the upper-division writing requirements through an Applied Legal Writing Portfolio.


Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project Links