The Impossibility of Innocence: Race as an Estimator Variable in Wrongful ConvictionsFri, April 12
Tricia Rojo Bushnell joined the Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) in December 2013. Prior to coming to Kansas City, she served as Clinical Faculty at the Frank J. Remington Center’s Wisconsin Innocence Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, she supervised students in the investigation and litigation of innocence cases involving both DNA and non-DNA evidence. Before joining the Wisconsin Innocence Project, Bushnell was a fellow with the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, where she represented indigent clients sentenced to death, juveniles sentenced to life without parole, and sexual offenders challenging the collateral consequences of their convictions. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow. She received a Bachelor of Arts in German and Political Science from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She currently serves as president of the Innocence Network Executive Board and as President for the ACLU of Missouri.