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Michele Nethercott


Michele Nethercott is the director of the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic and is a graduate of Northeastern University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.  Over the years, she has represented numerous clients who were exonerated on the basis of post-conviction DNA testing and other forms of newly discovered evidence.  She began her career as a trial attorney with the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland in 1988 and has handled numerous felony trials including several death penalty cases.  She created and ran a Forensics Division in the Office of the Public Defender in the early 1990’s and has served as the co-chair of the Forensics Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  She is an expert on DNA and various other forms of scientific evidence and has lectured around the country and published articles in NACDL’s Champion on the topic. Ms. Nethercott currently teaches a seminar course on wrongful convictions in addition to her clinical teaching and has previously taught in the Post- Conviction Clinic at the University Of Maryland School Of Law.