The New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project at the UNM School of Law is the ONLY program in the state that that conducts in-depth investigations and coordinates DNA analysis for those who claim to be factually innocent and wrongfully convicted. 

NMIJP Seminars teach UNM Law School students in-depth investigation skills, helping them become better lawyers.

Financial help is needed

The work of NM IJP has been made possible primarily through grant funding.Grant(s) funding can end annually, and new grant funding is not always available. Although we are working on other grants, grant funding is shrinking and there is more competition for them. Private funding is key to helping us maintain our services.

Your contribution, at any level, can help.

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Wrongful Conviction Day

Please join us on national Wrongful Conviction Day, Wednesday, October 2nd from 10 am -2:00 pm, at the NM Innocence and Justice Project’s table in the Law School forum to bring awareness to Wrongful Convictions.

Come learn about wrongful convictions, find out how to get involved with IJP, and enjoy a snack!

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New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project in the news

Currently, NMIJP is providing hope to a man who has spent the last 30 years in prison and claims he’s innocent.

His case and the work of NM IJP has been noted in media, including:

Old case files
By Elaine D. Briseño, Albquerque Journal

Exonerating the innocent
By Katie Williams, UNM Newsroom

School of Law program that helps overturn wrongful convictions facing defunding
By Elizabeth Sanchez, Daily Lobo