Who We Are

Steven A. Drizin, Co-Founder

Laura Nirider, Project Director

Megan Crane, Clinical Fellow

megan craneMegan Crane is a Clinical Fellow at the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) at Northwestern University of Law in Chicago. Crane represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted for crimes when they were children or teenagers and supervises second and third-year law students as they co-counsel in various stages of post-conviction proceedings. Crane co-teaches a clinical course on juvenile justice, wrongful convictions, and false confessions, as well as a summer course on public interest lawyering. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of Michigan Law School. Before joining CWCY, Crane clerked on the D.C. Court of Appeals and then represented individuals sentenced to death in California with the Habeas Corpus Resource Center. Prior to her capital work, as a law firm associate in partnership with the Northern California Innocence Project, she successfully represented George Souliotes, a man wrongfully convicted of arson and triple murder and sentenced to life without parole, who was finally granted federal habeas relief after 17 years in prison and released in 2013. For her work on Mr. Souliotes’ case, she received a California Attorney of the Year award in 2013.

Hope Rehak, Administrative Coordinator