JaneAnne Murray
Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Prof. Murray Interviews U.S. Pardon Attorney Elizabeth Oyer in NACDL Video

On July 27, 2022, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers released a recording of an interview of the recently-appointed U.S. Pardon Attorney, Elizabeth Oyer, by Professor JaneAnne Murray, director of the School's Clemency Clinic.  In the interview, Oyer, a former federal defender, shared what led her to accepting this challenge and her goals for her tenure. In Oyer's words: "“People are so much more complicated and ... human than what can be conveyed in a criminal indictment or a plea agreement. When I read a clemency petition, the stories jump out at me. It’s not hard for me to see the humanity in a clemency petitioner who I’ve never actually met.”