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.
Emily DeYoe, adjunct professor for LAI, is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and currently works for the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.
Articles about Laura Caldwell and Life After Innocence:
- Read about Life After Justice in the Fall 2013 issue of Loyola Law (PDF)
- Laura Caldwell Feature in Loyola Magazine
- Laura Caldwell Feature in Loyola Magazine (PDF)
- 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:
|Jarrett Adams||David Bowman||Ryan Costello||Elizabeth Davies|
|Megan Fahey||Margie Kennedy||Abigail Ledman||Mike Lorden|
|Derrick Strong||Maria Vuolo|
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.