Nikki Semanchik | CIP Alumni Spotlight

One of the main goals of the California Innocence Project (CIP) is to train students to be better lawyers when they graduate and pass the bar exam.  Many people think participating in CIP is only for those interested in criminal law; and even some think it is only for...

Clio Honored CIP with Reisman Award

The California Innocence Project Receives Reisman for Community Advocacy October 3, 2017 The California Innocence Project using cloud-based connectivity to impact the community and make a difference for those wrongfully convicted.  New Orleans, LA – (September...

Wrongful Conviction Day – 2017

Wrongful Conviction Day 2017 will happen on October 2nd throughout the day.  In 2014, the California Innocence Project helped found Wrongful Conviction Day to bring attention to wrongful convictions worldwide.  Today, there are more than 69 innocence organizations in...

Contractor Opportunity: App Programmer Needed

We are currently looking to create an application to score moot court competitions.  A typical competition has multiple judges scoring teams as they compete.  The application will allow the judges to select predetermined values for a particular skill set.  The...

Guy Miles’ Release Imminent After 18 Years in Prison

Southern California Grandfather, Exonerated By California Court of Appeal, To Be Released Santa Ana, June 20, 2017 – After spending more than 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Guy Miles entered a People v. West plea and received time-served, neither...

Looking Closer at Wrongful Convictions

After decades of exonerating wrongfully convicted people in California, there is now significant data to analyze and determine the causes of wrongful convictions and the responses within the counties where the wrongful convictions occurred. Have those counties...

Contractor Opportunities at CWSL

The Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy (ICDA) at California Western School of Law has been focused on training attorneys (and future attorneys) all over Latin America for the last 20 years.  In 2013, ICDA and CWSL received grant funds from the U.S. State...

DNA Testing for the Wrongfully Convicted

Have you ever wondered what it takes to obtain DNA testing in a post-conviction case? Krystal R. Capasso, a former active duty Marine Corps Judge Advocate, wrote a law review paper detailing many of the issues surrounding DNA testing for the wrongfully convicted (the...

Guy Miles’ Conviction Reversed

California Innocence Project Client Guy Miles Spent 18 Years in Prison For Crime He Did Not Commit Southern California Grandfather Exonerated By California Court of Appeal Santa Ana, January 19, 2017 – On Thursday afternoon, California’s Division Three of the Fourth...