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Karen Daniel is a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and a senior staff attorney at the Center on Wrongful Convictions of the Bluhm Legal Clinic. She supervises second- and third-year law students in the representation of indigent criminal defendants in various stages of post-judgment proceedings, focusing on the Center's mission of identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice.
Professor Daniel's clients at the Center on Wrongful Convictions have included Michael Evans, who served 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit prior to his exoneration through DNA testing; Dana Holland, who was freed after a decade of incarceration for two wrongful convictions; Randy Steidl, who became the 18th and most recent former Illinois death row inmate to be exonerated since the Illinois death penalty was reinstated in 1977; Marlon Pendleton, who was exonerated by DNA testing in 2006; Robert Wilson, whose conviction for a 1997 attempted murder was vacated nearly 10 years later after the victim admitted she was mistaken in her identification of him; Julie Rea Harper, who was acquitted of the murder of her son after a retrial in 2006; and Alan Beaman, whose 1995 murder conviction was reversed by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2008 based on prosecutorial misconduct.