Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded a $3 million grant to the University of Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Justice Clinic for it to administer a program for the defense of Mexican nationals in criminal matters in the United States.

On behalf of the Foreign Ministry, Vanessa Calva Ruiz, Director General of Consular Protection and Strategic Planning, Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago and Professor Jimmy Gurulé, founder and faculty director of the Exoneration Justice Clinic, signed a letter of intent at a ceremony on Sept. 30 at the Mexican Consulate Office in Chicago, according to the school’s announcement.