Richardson Law School is dedicated to fighting for the freedom of those who have been wrongfully convicted. The Hawaii Innocence Project (HIP) is affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and is committed to exonerating the innocent and reforming the judicial system to prevent further injustices. This year, HIP co-director Ken Lawson has set a goal to better inform the community about the organization and its mission.
The Cordeiros are now backed by HIP, a nonprofit legal clinic run by law students, university professors, and volunteer attorneys from the University of Hawaii. Pauline was also executive director of the Osgoode Inocence Project in Toronto and an adjunct professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School, where she taught wrongful convictions and forensic science. HIP accepts requests from anyone who has been found guilty of a crime that occurred in Hawaii and who is in fact innocent of that crime. Through the work of volunteers, lawyers, and law students, HIP strives to not only exonerate the innocent but also to reform the judicial system to prevent innocent people from being convicted of crimes they did not commit.
The Innocence Project has long been advocating for national reform that includes monitoring the entire system, full disclosure of whistleblower testimony, and instructions to the jury to inform jurors about the incentives included and the possible fallibility of evidence presented by imprisoned informants. By entering your phone number, you agree to receive regular text messages from HIP. The organization has more students enrolled in its class than at any time since its launch. Ken Lawson has just started his second term with HIP and says that there is a sense of urgency among students that was not felt in previous years. Robyn Trent Jefferson enjoyed a diverse career as a litigation and real estate paralegal for more than 34 years before joining HIP. Civil Beat has been named the best general news site in Hawaii for the thirteenth consecutive year by the Hawaii Section of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Liz is thrilled to work for an organization as motivated and impactful as HIP, and she looks forward to supporting their goals of creating a fairer and more equitable justice system. The Hawaii Innocence Project is dedicated to fighting for those who have been wrongfully convicted. With a team of law students, university professors, volunteer attorneys, and executive directors from across the country, HIP works tirelessly to exonerate innocent individuals while reforming the judicial system to prevent future injustices. By entering your phone number, you can join their mission by receiving regular text messages from HIP.
Ken Lawson has just started his second term with HIP and says that there is a sense of urgency among students that was not felt in previous years. Robyn Trent Jefferson enjoyed a diverse career as a litigation and real estate paralegal for more than 34 years before joining HIP. This recognition serves as an example of how far HIP has come in its mission to inform the community about their organization and its mission. The Hawaii Innocence Project is committed to exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted while reforming our judicial system so that no one else suffers such injustice.
By joining their mission through regular text messages or other means, you can help make sure that everyone receives fair treatment under our laws.