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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 2:20 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007

UH Manoa law school programs awarded $18,500

Advertiser Staff

The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa has been awarded grants totaling $18,500 from the Hawai'i Justice Foundation for two of its public service programs.

The school's "Hawai'i Innocence Project" received a $3,500 grant to conduct DNA testing in connection with its pro bono legal services for incarcerated defendants in their appeal.

The Hawai'i Innocence Project was established in 2005 with the help of California Western School of Law and its staff in San Diego.

The foundation also awarded a $15,000 grant to the school's student public interest group, Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) to fund 2007 summer public interest fellowships. APIL is the principal organization at the School of Law devoted to the advancement of public interest law.