Advisors: Christine Mumma

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Christine Mumma is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Chief Justice's Criminal Justice Study Commission, which studies and identifies solutions for causation issues associated with wrongful convictions. She is also Executive Director of The N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, which coordinates North Carolina's Innocence Projects' investigations of inmate innocence claims. She is an adjunct professor at UNC's School of Law, where she currently teaches Wrongful Convictions and has previously taught in the Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy program. She holds an undergraduate degree in business from UNC-Chapel Hill and spent nine years working in corporate finance with Nortel before returning to Carolina to obtain her J.D. After graduating from law school in 1998, she clerked for three years with the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She then worked with Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, for whom she clerked, to establish the country's first Innocence Commission. She was awarded North Carolina's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and UNC Law School's Outstanding Recent Graduate awards in 2005. She currently serves on the boards of UNC Law School, Durham Academy, American Judicature Society, Fair Trial Initiative, and Triangle Land Conservancy.

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