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The Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School is seeking attorney applicants for a two-year (grant funded) position to serve as a specialist attorney on forensic science cases. This is a full-time position located at the Michigan Law School campus in Ann Arbor, MI. It is also contingent upon satisfactory levels of performance and conduct. The position is eligible for the University's competitive benefits package and offers an annual salary of $58,000.
Responsibilities will include: evaluating and investigating cases of possible wrongful conviction involving varoius forensic science disiplines, seeking out and consulting with experts, reviewing scientific articles/treatises and legal case materials, and drafting/editing expert affidavits and court pleadings in forensic science cases.
The work will be done in conjunction with law students enrolled in the Michigan Innocence Clinic, under guidance/supervision of the Clinic's existing supervising attorneys. Moreover, the attorney will serve as the Clinic’s point person in communicating and working with conviction integrity units at Michigan’s prosecutor offices to facilitate efficient review and relief in the Clinic’s forensic science cases. The attorney will also be required to keep detailed records of hours worked and specific work completed, so that the Clinic may easily report on progress made in its forensic science cases.
Ideal candidates will possess a JD and have experience, either during law school or in practice, in evaluating and litigating forensic science-based cases. Familiarity with the legal standards for scientific evidence and post-conviction criminal procedure, as well as strong writing experience, are also preferred.
At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. U-M is committed to recruiting, selecting, and retaining a diverse and highly engaged staff community.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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