About Life After Innocence
Laura Caldwell, founder and director of Life After Innocence, is a successful lawyer and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Laura is assisted by adjunct professor and recent Loyola University Chicago Law School graduate Angela Inzano.
Articles about Laura Caldwell and Life After Innocence:
- Laura Caldwell Feature in Loyola Magazine (PDF)
- Spotlight - Laura Caldwell (University of Iowa)
- ABA Journal article on wrongful convictions and the role of LAI
- Life After Innocence Video
- Spending Decade Wrongfully Imprisoned (Ted Talks ft. Exoneree Band)
Life After Innocence is staffed and sustained by law students at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The current student members are:
|David Bowman||Matt Costello||Ryan Costello||Margie Kennedy|
|Abigail Ledman||Jordan Rogers||Sarah Sallen||Gabi Schultz|
|Johanne Verpil||Maria Vuolo||Joshua Wood|
Qualifications for Consideration to Loyola’s Life After Innocence Group
Loyola's Life After Innocence clinic will consider clients who meet the following requirements:
- Any person that was wrongfully convicted of a crime and served part or all of the sentence ("Wrongfully convicted" refers to cases that, after being overturned, were either nolle prosessed or rendered a not-guilty); or
- Any person that was unjustly arrested, received a not-guilty verdict, and spent at least 5 years in jail awaiting trial.
Life After Innocence does not accept clients who have had previous convictions for violent crimes, including, but not limited to: rape, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, or armed robbery.
* Regardless of these requirements, Life After Innocence ultimately retains discretion in deciding whether to accept a client to its program.