W. Tucker Carrington is an assistant professor of law and the founding director of the Mississippi Innocence Project (MIP) and Clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law. MIP’s mission is to identify, investigate and litigate actual claims of innocence by Mississippi prisoners, as well as advocate for systemic criminal justice reform. Its work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and National Public Radio, among others.
Prior to joining the University of Mississippi School of Law faculty, Professor Carrington was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown Law Center, a trial and supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and a visiting clinical professor at Georgetown. In 2010 Professor Carrington co-directed the documentary film Mississippi Innocence, which was featured selection of the American Constitution Society and screened at law schools around the country. He currently serves as an Adviser on the ALI’s Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses project.
EDUCATION: University of Virginia, B.A.; Hollins College, M.A.; University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.