Professor David Moran
Professor David Moran earned his BS in physics at the University of Michigan; a BA, MA, and a CAS in mathematics at Cambridge University; an MS in theoretical physics at Cornell University; and a JD, magna cum laude, at Michigan Law. He was named Upperclass Professor of the Year each of 8 years while teaching at Wayne State, named Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Lawyer of the Year, and was co-recipient of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Justice for All Award. He has argued six times before the U.S. Supreme Court and currently teaches courses in criminal law & criminal procedure at Michigan Law.
In 2009, Professors David Moran and Bridget McCormack launched the Michigan Innocence Clinic to litigate claims of actual innocence by prisoners in cases where DNA evidence is not available. In its first four years, the clinic's work resulted in the exoneration of five men and two women after a total of 84 years of wrongful incarceration.