Greg Swygert

Clinical Associate Professor of Law


Gregory Swygert is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at the Center on Wrongful Convictions in the Bluhm Legal Clinic.  He supervises second- and third-year law students in the representation of criminal defendants in various stages of post-conviction proceedings (including direct appeal, state post-conviction, DNA and fingerprint testing, federal habeas, executive clemency, and expungement), focusing on the Center on Wrongful Conviction’s mission of identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other miscarriages of justice.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Wrongful Convictions
  • Criminal Law and Procedure


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

Prior Appointments

  • Partner, 2012-2014, Ryan and Swygert, LLC
  • Staff Attorney, 2008-2011, The Office of the State Appellate Defender- Capital Post Conviction Unit
  • Staff Attorney, 2007-2008, Loevy & Loevy, A Civil Rights Law Firm
  • Law Clerk To The Hon. Arthur J. Tarnow, 2005-2007, United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
  • Fellowship/Staff Attorney, 2003-2005, The Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana

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