Andrea Lewis Hartung

Clinical Professor of Law
Legal Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions


Biography

Andrea Lewis Hartung is a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is the Legal Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions within the Bluhm Legal Clinic. In this position, she focuses on post-conviction relief in the form of exoneration for those who were convicted of crimes they did not commit, and sentence reductions for individuals who were over-charged or given extreme sentences. She also teaches a clinical course and seminar on wrongful convictions. As part of the clinical course, students represent live clients and learn firsthand both the mechanisms for relief after a wrongful conviction, and the structural issues that lead to wrongful convictions.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Race and the Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Mass Incarceration and Sentencing
  • State Constitutional Law
  • Women and Wrongful Convictions


Selected Publications


Education

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BA, Lawrence University

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Sep 2021, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Clinical Fellow, Women’s Project, Center on Wrongful Convictions, 2013-2015, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate, 2011-2013, Vedder Price P.C.

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