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Jackie McMurtrie


Jackie McMurtrie joined the University of Washington Law School faculty in 1989 after a career as a public defender. In 1997, she founded Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) – the nation’s third innocence organization – and served as Director until 2015.  As Director, Professor McMurtrie led IPNW’s growth from its roots as a volunteer effort to a law school based social justice organization overseeing two flourishing law clinics. Professor McMurtrie is a founding member of the Innocence Network, serves on its Executive Board, and co-chairs the Committee on Amicus Policies. Her scholarship focusing on the topic of wrongful conviction has been cited by numerous state supreme, state appellate, and federal circuit courts. She obtained her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.