Potential Client Information
The University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic is a clinic operating within the Clinical Law Offices of the University of Baltimore School of Law. We provide independent legal representation to incarcerated individuals claiming factual innocence. Please read our Potential Client Page for the exact details on qualifying as a client of the clinic.
The Innocence Project Clinic reviews claims of factual innocence from incarcerated individuals throughout the state of Maryland.
We do not review cases in other states.
Our student-attorneys represent clients claiming factual innocence in all phases of analysis and representation in writs of actual innocence and post conviction petitions for DNA testing, including but not limited to:
- Reviewing documents
- Written legal pleadings
- Court appearances.
How are we authorized to serve you?
Clients are represented by student-attorneys practicing under the supervision of a professor and barred attorney, pursuant to Rule 19-220 of the Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct. The Innocence Project Clinic's supervising attorney is Professor Michele Nethercott.
Affiliation with Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP)
Our office is affiliated with MAIP and if your loved one has requested assistance through their office already, there is no need to contact us, as we work collaboratively on cases.
The University of Baltimore law clinics have provided a wide range of services for low-income clients in Baltimore and the surrounding region for several decades. The Innocence Project Clinic was originally established as a Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD). Now housed in the state-of-the-art Clinical Law Offices in the University of Baltimore School of Law's John and Frances Angelos Law Center, the Innocence Project Clinic, in connection with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, is proud to offer representation to individuals in Maryland claiming factual innocence.
The clinic receives hundreds of requests for assistance every year. We accept a very limited number of cases on a case-by-case basis. Because we are affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) and streamline our intake process with them, please do not request our assistance if you have already contacted their office.
We do not accept referrals by anyone other than the incarcerated individual themselves. If your loved one is incarcerated and claiming innocence, please let them know that
should contact us by:
University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic (Intake)
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
How much does it cost?
The University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic does not charge for its services.