California Innocence Project Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The California Innocence Project (CIP) is celebrating its 20th year of freeing the innocent! CIP was established at California Western School of Law (CWSL) in 1999 by CIP Director Justin Brooks and Co-Founder Jan Stiglitz. Shortly thereafter, they hired their first...

Jeremy Stock | CIP Spotlight

Jeremy Stock, 2017-19 Staff Fellow, shares lessons he learned during his time with the California Innocence Project (CIP). To say that it’s been a dream come true working for the California Innocence Project would be an understatement.  I was first brought on as a...

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for the Wrongfully Convicted

“Since I was freed in 2016, I’ve taken full advantage of every moment I can with my daughter and son. I feel so fortunate to be back in their lives, to be near them as much as possible, and to be able to call them when I want to just say, ‘Hi,’” CIP exoneree Kimberly...

MCLE Event: Don’t Get Burned By Your Expert June 27

Join us on June 27 for this CLE program exploring the issues and solutions for using experts in fire/arson cases. A panel of arson researchers, investigators, and attorneys will discuss the evolution of the science, how to pick a good expert, cross the other side’s...

Happy Mother’s Day from Kimberly Long

California Innocence Project freed client Kimberly Long is a mother of two. Read her special Mother’s Day message: Since I was freed in 2016, I’ve taken full advantage of every moment I can with my daughter and son. I feel so fortunate to be back in their lives,...

Colton | CIP Clinical Intern Spotlight

Colton, 2018-19 clinical intern, shares lessons he’s learned during his time with the California Innocence Project (CIP). Interning for the California Innocence Project has been the best part of my law school experience. Although the workload is demanding, it is...

Recap: Event with “Burned”Author Edward Humes

On March 19, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes joined the California Innocence Project to talk about his book Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn’t. In the book, Ed explores the case of our client, Joann Parks, and the flawed forensics that...

Jason Makris | CIP Alumni Spotlight

Jason Makris, former CIP clinical intern, shares how CIP helped shape who he is as a lawyer today. Jason is now a solo practitioner in Las Vegas, Nevada. Like many transcendental experiences, being a part of CIP marks your life in ways that are both immediately known,...

Governor Newsom Announces Death Penalty Moratorium

We have been advocating to end the death penalty for many years to avoid executing the innocent, and we couldn’t be more excited that Governor Gavin Newsom will be halting all executions under his watch! The executive order, which the Governor is expected to sign on...