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Staff Attorney, Cooley Innocence Project - Lansing Campus

Cooley Law School seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for the Innocence Project at its Lansing campus. The Cooley Innocence Project Clinic provides hands-on learning opportunities to law and undergraduate students and free legal representation to Michigan prisoners whose innocence may be proven through post-conviction DNA testing. The Staff Attorney identifies, develops and manages cases in which DNA testing may prove factual innocence. The attorney works with parties, courts, prosecutors, and conviction integrity units. Also, assists with teaching classroom component.

Successful candidates will possess all or many of the following qualifications and/or skills: A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and be licensed to practice law in Michigan and be in good standing with the state bar, or be eligible for licensure. A minimum of six months of experience as a practicing attorney or legal intern, knowledge of DNA science and experience in post-conviction work and forensics preferred. The applicant’s record should demonstrate solid lawyering skills and strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Please send a resume via e-mail to [email protected]. Please include “IP Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Ms. Viktoria Metcalfe, Human Resources Generalist, Cooley Law School, 300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing MI, 48933. First consideration will be given to those who apply before October 31, 2023. We are an equal employment opportunity employer.