Donna J. McKneelen


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Professor Emerita

B.S. Eastern Michigan University 1998
J.D. WMU-Cooley Law School 2002

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Professor McKneelen retired from WMU-Cooley in 2014. She joined the full-time faculty at WMU-Cooley in 2002, having previously served as a staff attorney for the WMU-Cooley Law School Clinical Department (2006-2007) and the WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project (2003-2006). She has also served WMU-Cooley as an adjunct professor in Introduction to Law I and II, and for Research & Writing.

Prior to joining WMU-Cooley, Professor McKneelen was in private practice, focusing on criminal defense and prisoner litigation.

She serves on the State Bar of Michigan Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice, the State Bar of Michigan Custodial Interrogation Task Force, and is a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Committee.

In May 2006, Professor McKneelen received the Justice for All Award from the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

Professor McKneelen authored a memorandum handbook for Innocence Project students.

She taught in the Innocence Project Clinic.


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