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Innocence Project at Elon Law

Members of Elon Law's Innocence Project with Dwayne Allen Dail, exonerated after 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, and Christine Mumma, Executive Director of the N.C. Center on Actual InnocenceThe Elon University Innocence Project, in affiliation with the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, reviews and investigates innocence claims made by prisoners incarcerated in North Carolina. The fundamental goal of the project is to review files and, upon discovery of a valid innocence claim, assisting prisoners in challenging their wrongful convictions. This project gives law students the opportunity to review, investigate, and make recommendations on real criminal cases.

For more information, please contact Bree Shadrick, 2013-2014 President of the Innocence Project.

Pictured from left, Elon Law students Leah Shellberg, Daniel Harris, Ben Snyder, Melissa Westmoreland, Ashley Smith, and Brennan Aberle (second from right), with Dwayne Allen Dail, exonerated after 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, and Christine Mumma, Executive Director of the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, at an Elon Law Innocence Project event in November, 2010.