MTIP Welcomes Summer Intern

The Montana Innocence Project is pleased to welcome John Blake to our offices for the    summer.  John is a law student intern, visiting from the University of the District of  Columbia (U.D.C). David A. Clarke School of Law. John is an alum of the University of Montana where he received his B.A. in Public Administration and American Government  and  minored in Communication Studies. John is a longtime advocate of social justice  and has  organized, directed, and volunteered for various nonprofits for over 15 years.  He was a  Montanans For Justice AmeriCorps member serving with Montana Legal  Services  Association before law school. As part of his first year experience at U.D.C.  David A. Clarke  School of Law, John volunteered on the Clemency Project 2014. During  this project he  developed a better understanding of federal sentencing and how the  criminal justice system  can fail those who find themselves a part of it. John is delighted  that the Joseph L. Rauh  Fellowship, which allows students of U.D.C. Law to serve public  interest organizations over  the summer, allowed him to spend his time back in  Missoula, MT with the Montana Innocence Project.