"The Innocence Project is what law school should be about! I have learned to put into practice the concepts taught in Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Trial Advocacy. But more importantly I've learned that being a lawyer means to care for clients and their welfare. The people we are representing are not just nameless, faceless numbers but people with families, feelings, and histories."
"A society is judged by the manner in which it treats its most vulnerable. Liberty is a precious right but people are often deprived of it without dignity and respect. In the Innocence Project we have a chance to right two wrongs: We treat the people in prison who write to us with respect and we work to exonerate them if their claims of innocence are viable."
"The thought of an innocent person serving time for a crime that he or she did not commit is so repugnant, that I felt it was my duty as a human being to volunteer at the Northern California Innocence Project."
"Participating in the Project has provided a crash course in the labyrinth of the post-conviction appellate and habeas processes as well as some of the fundamental, insidious flaws in the arrest and suspect identification processes. It is also a lesson in the difficulty of establishing what kind of case actually satisfies the test of a 'claim of actual innocence.' "
"The overall objective of the Northern California Innocence Project is awesome and clear. I could not miss the opportunity to be involved."
- Sara Johnson
"The criminal justice system makes mistakes. 89 innocent people freed from prison only begins to prove this fact. We can either ignore the problem or we can fix it. The Northern California Innocence Project provides students with the unique opportunity to be part of the solution early in their legal careers."
- An Nguyen