The Wrongful Conviction Clinic will provide students the opportunity to work in the representation of persons who have been convicted of crimes in Missouri, and occasionally in neighboring states, who have credible claims of innocence. Students will work in partnership with the clinic lawyers to investigate and litigate cases in state post-conviction and federal habeas proceedings.

This work provides dynamic real-life lawyering experience and immersive training for diverse practical lawyering skills. The Clinic is co-directed by Tricia Bushnell and Megan Crane.

Typical Student Activities

Students in the clinic will typically use and develop the following lawyering skills:

  • Problem solving.
  • Legal analysis and reasoning.
  • Legal research.
  • Factual investigation.
  • Witness interviewing.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Litigation
  • Organization and management of legal work.

Wrongful Conviction Clinic Faculty

Tricia Bushnell

Megan Crane