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By Experiential Learning /
February 23, 2021 /
Posted in: Experiential Learning, Student News /
The Criminal Appeals Clinic obtained relief for their client, Lemar Hardy, in Fall 2020. In a fractured opinion, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District agreed that the client's sentence was excessive and reduced the sentence by twenty years. While the resultant thirty-year sentence is still a long sentence, the reduction increases the likelihood that the client will be able to survive his sentence. Criminal Appeals Clinic student Allison Foellger co-drafted the appellate opening brief in Spring 2019 and Criminal Appeals Clinic Professor Gil Lenz drafted the reply brief and conducted the oral argument later in 2020.