A third-year law student accomplished what no other criminal appellate lawyer in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has managed: She won a reversal of a 15-year conviction for a felon in possession of a firearm based on the defense the possession was justified. Meghan Poirier handled the appeal as part of an appellate clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina. She argued the appeal just two days after graduation, according to the law professor who directed the clinic.
Law Student Scores Rare Win in 4th Circuit Gun Case
The National Law Journal
August 14, 2007