Student and Community Opportunities
Undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students at UIS can participate in Illinois Innocence Project activities and earn credit in several ways:
- By taking LES 488 – ECCE: Conviction of the Innocent, a multi-disciplinary 4-hour credit ECCE course regularly taught by Innocence Project faculty
- Through Internships and Prior Learning (IPL) program
- Enroll in the FREE on course The Innocence Movement. This is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by IIP staff attorney and Legal Studies Director, Gwen Jordan. [Enroll Here, it’s simple!] I
- Through credit-generated tutorials or clinicals
Students and community members are also eligible to volunteer. Each group brings different skills to the project. Please fill out the form below, if you are interested. You can submit the form in person or use the contact information.
2017 Wrongful Conviction Day
UIS undergraduates and law students from the state’s three public law schools work alongside IIP attorneys to review, evaluate and, where strong evidence of actual innocence exists, investigate and legally pursue claims of innocence.