Loyola Project for the Innocent
Kendall Weaver was an invaluable asset to Loyola Project for the Innocent's clinic over the 2022-2023 school year. As a clinical student, Kendall demonstrated a deep understanding of the complexities of post-conviction litigation and served as an important litigation team member in preparing for the evidentiary hearing of a client who has been incarcerated for 33 years for a crime he did not commit. She zealously advocated for her clients, undertook research of niche legal issues, prepared witness examinations, reviewed and compiled reports, drafted file-ready motions, and examined an important witness in court as a certified law student. Kendall meanwhile demonstrated compassion for her clients and tenacity and enthusiasm in tackling even the most tedious assignments. Kendall brought to LPI her experience and skills learned in Loyola’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, the San Diego County Alternate Public Defenders' Office, Right Choice Law, and a firm representing over 200 victims of Northern California’s wildfires. She has dedicated her academic career to advocating for underserved populations. There is no doubt that she will succeed in any position she accepts as a public interest lawyer and that she will obtain justice for the clients she serves.