Tiffany Murphy to lead Innocence Clinic at Oklahoma City U. law school
April 4, 2011
A director has been named for the Oklahoma Innocence Clinic at Oklahoma City University’s School of Law.
Tiffany Murphy, 34, has been legal director and interim executive director of the Midwestern Innocence Project in Kansas City for 3½ years. In those roles, she has managed clinical programs and taught at the law schools of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Her previous experience includes trial and appellate work as a federal defender in Nevada, Pennsylvania, eastern Washington and Idaho.
The Oklahoma Innocence Clinic, scheduled to be operational by the fall, will give law students an opportunity to work with Murphy and attorneys on identifying and remedying cases of wrongful convictions.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity of working with the students in Oklahoma City and in building the project,” Murphy said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “I’m anticipating great success.”
Murphy, who officially will start July 1, said she’s already consulting with law school faculty to help set up the clinic so students can enroll. Next, work will start on establishing an intake system to start evaluating cases.