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Matthew L. Engle

Legal Director, Innocence Project Clinic
Associate Professor of Law, General Faculty

J.D., Washington and Lee University Law School, 2001
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1998

Matthew Engle is the legal director of the Law School's Innocence Project Clinic. He joined the Law School in 2010 from the Office of the Capital Defender, a public defender office that specializes in capital murder cases. At the Office of the Capital Defender, he represented indigent clients facing potential death sentences in trial courts throughout northern Virginia and on appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Engle, a Cleveland native, graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law in 2001. Afterward, he worked in Charlottesville at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where he represented Virginia death row inmates in state and federal habeas corpus litigation, appeals and clemency proceedings.

As the clinic's legal director, Engle helps students identify innocence cases and works with students to represent the wrongfully convicted.

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