Hope DeLap received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2018. In 2015, she graduated summa cum laude from The University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society. Before joining the Arizona Justice Project in June of 2020, Hope represented wrongfully convicted persons in West Virginia as the Justice Franklin D. Cleckley Fellow for the West Virginia Innocence Project. During her time at the West Virginia University College of Law Innocence Project clinic, Hope assisted with the supervision of student attorneys and co-taught Post-Conviction Remedies.