Innocence Project

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit

Innocence Project 40 Worth Street, New York, NY, USA
Jun 22, 2021
Full time
ABOUT THE POSITION The Post-Conviction Litigation department of the Innocence Project - which works to exonerate wrongly convicted people nationwide based on evidence of actual innocence - seeks to hire two Staff Attorneys (with mid-level or more seasoned experience) to join our team. Staff Attorneys reinvestigate actual innocence, working with a wide range of forensic and other experts and investigators, in cases that mostly involve life sentences (although a small portion of our docket includes death penalty cases). Staff Attorneys litigate at trial and appellate levels, in state and federal courts around the country. Most often, our cases involve claims based on ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, false evidence, incentivized testimony, and newly discovered evidence. Our representation is client-centered.   Staff Attorneys are also clinical law teachers, serving as Adjunct Professors at Cardozo School of Law. In this capacity, Staff...