February 14, 2008
Tulane Law School alum Emily Maw (L 03) has been named the University of Edinburgh’s Alumnus of the Year 2007.
Maw, a U.S.-based lawyer who specializes in fighting miscarriages of justice, is Director of The Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO). Over the past six years, IPNO has overturned 12 wrongful convictions for men sentenced to life without parole in Louisiana and Mississippi -- states with the U.S.’s highest incarceration rates.
While studying at the University’s School of Law, Emily was given a Small Project Grant by the Alumni Fund to take up an internship at the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center, where she returned to work after graduating. She later graduated from Tulane Law School.
The Alumnus of the Year award is made annually to former students who have made a significant impact in public life. Former winners include the writer Ian Rankin, the former Director General of MI5 Stella Rimmington and cyclist Chris Hoy. The award is presented at the Freshers’ Welcoming Ceremony in the McEwan Hall, Edinburgh.
For more information of Maw's prestigious award, click here.