Rebecca E. Woodman has extensive experience, both in death penalty litigation and in teaching death penalty-related subjects.  Before joining the Clinic as Executive Director, Ms. Woodman was a capital appellate defender in Kansas for fifteen years.  She was counsel of record in the death penalty case of Kansas v. Marsh, 548 U.S. 163 (2006), and twice argued the case in the Supreme Court of the United States.  Ms. Woodman has been an adjunct and visiting professor at Washburn Law School, teaching courses on the death penalty and wrongful convictions, and supervising student interns in the criminal defense clinic.  In addition, she has authored several articles focusing on the death penalty and other criminal law issues. 

Joseph W. Luby has served as an attorney with the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, formerly the Public Interest Litigation Clinic, since 2001.  After graduating from Yale Law School in 1998, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge John R. Gibson of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and then for Judge Howard F. Sachs of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.  Mr. Luby has represented death-sentenced prisoners in all manner of post-trial proceedings, with an emphasis on federal habeas corpus remedies.  In 2009 he was awarded the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers‚ Atticus Finch Award for the pursuit of justice and the defense of unpopular causes.


Carol Camp has been representing capital clients in trial as well as in state and federal post-conviction and habeas corpus proceedings since 2001.  She has also worked as a mitigation investigator in trial-level death penalty cases.  At the trial level, Carol worked on teams that successfully prevented eleven men and women from facing possible death sentences. Carol worked on death penalty cases in Nevada, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Georgia before joining the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic in September 2014. She graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in May 1985 with a B.A. degree in History and English.  She earned her M.A. in U.S. history from Notre Dame in August 1986. Carol graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in May 1993. While there, she interned with the office of former Texas Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Gammage.  Carol is licensed to practice law in Texas, Kentucky, Nevada, Louisiana and Georgia.



Courtney Zeno
Paralegal &
Admin Assistant

Courtney Zeno is the Paralegal for the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, which she joined in 2013.  Courtney is a graduate from Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington, with a degree in Paralegal Studies.



Myra Thompson
Office Manager & Paralegal