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...

Donate to CIP on Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? Following in the footsteps of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has become an international day of giving during the holiday season.  Giving Tuesday is always on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This year, Giving Tuesday falls on...

La Mancha Award Given to CIP

“There is no greater honor than to receive a humanitarian award from a humanitarian organization,” said Justin Brooks, Director of the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law in response to learning about Casa Cornelia honoring the project...

Alissa Bjerkhoel | Staff Profile

ALISSA BJERKHOEL Litigation Coordinator Biography Alissa Bjerkhoel, a native of Truckee, California received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her J.D. from California Western School of Law.  During law school, Alissa participated...