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Laura Nirider


Laura Nirider is a clinical assistant professor of law and director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. Nirider represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teenagers. Her clients have included Brendan Dassey, whose case was profiled in the Netflix Global series Making a Murderer, and Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, whose case was profiled in the documentary West of Memphis. In addition to her courtroom work, Nirider regularly publishes scholarly and practitioner-focused articles on interrogations and post-conviction relief.  She has a B.A from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Northwestern University.