Get Involved

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How undergraduates can get involved

Western Michigan University students can be involved in the Wrongful Conviction Program in two ways:

Undergraduate students can take SOC 4950: The Innocence Project where they will learn about the most common causes of wrongful conviction, how to review case files, screen applications and investigate facts of actual cases that may lead to exoneration.

Students who have completed the course can work with law students and the rest of the legal team the following semester in conducting interviews, analyzing cases, working with attorneys and law students as they represent potentially innocent clients in court and assisting with research and pleadings in post-conviction proceedings.


For further information, please contact Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten at WMU.