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.