On Thursday, March 19, MacArthur Justice Clinic law students, along with the clinic’s director, Professor Cliff Johnson, and Adjunct Professor Jake Howard, went to the Mississippi State Penitentiary to inspect Death Row (Unit 29) and to conduct cell-side interviews of Death Row inmates as part of their litigation challenging their prison conditions. “Very few lawyers have seen Death Row from the ‘inside,’ so this was a significant experience for all involved. I could not have been prouder of our students. They worked hard to prepare for the interviews, they acted professionally at all times, and they treated those they interviewed with respect and kindness,” says Professor Johnson.
The MacArthur Justice Clinic is one of the newest clinics within the Clinical Programs at the law school. Students in this clinic will be advocating for human rights and social justice through litigation. http://umlaw.