David Protess to RetireJune 13, 2011
From 1999 until he went on leave in the Spring Quarter of this year, Professor Protess served as Director of the Medill Innocence Project. The Medill Innocence Project, which is part of the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, allows undergraduate students an opportunity, through course work, to research cases of alleged wrongful convictions. The work done by students who took classes that worked on Innocence Project cases contributed to the exoneration of 11 wrongfully convicted men, five of whom were on death row. That work will continue.