The Wisconsin Innocence Project, or WIP, seeks to exonerate the innocent and to train the next generation of legal leaders.

Our student teams have successfully secured the release of more than 30 wrongfully-convicted persons. Our success has brought about national recognition. We have received multi-million dollar grants from federal agencies such as the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Administration.

Our students are led by professors with expertise in litigation, motion practice, appellate advocacy, constitutional law, civil rights, and legal writing. Each year, under supervision, our student teams visit prisons and interview witnesses. They consult forensic experts; they draft appellate briefs; and they argue dispositive motions.

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We speak regularly at international conferences, and our professors have been featured on NBC news, Nightline, C-Span, XM-radio, 20-20, the Katie Couric Show, the New York Times, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the ABA Journal, and Wisconsin Public Radio. We've also provided commentary or interviews for The New York Review of Books, The Boston Globe, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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WIP Clinical Staff

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Rachel Burg

Wisconsin Innocence Project Co-Director

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Christopher Lau

Wisconsin Innocence Project Co-Director


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