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Author: Erika Lessane

Erika Lessane Erika Lessane is a 2L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Although experienced in health law, she has a strong interest in social justice related causes. She currently serves as a student attorney in the Northwestern Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWC-Y). She is the 2018-2019 National Delegate of Programming for the Law Student Division.


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Who tells their story? Advocating for the wrongfully convicted

May 22, 2019

Sitting in the audience of Chicago’s crown jewel “Hamilton—the Musical," after my highly anticipated yet extremely delayed opportunity to see the show for the first time, I could not help but think about Derrick Shields, my client. As a central theme of the musical is the never-ending battle