Professor Carol Turowski to participate in ‘Government Criminal Justice and Public Safety Day’ on Dec. 8

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Carol Turowski is the co-director of the law school's Innocence and Justice Clinic, which reviews claims of innocence by inmates to determine whether there is DNA or other evidence that could lead to the inmate's exoneration and release from prison.

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Carol Turowski has been invited by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines to participate in the “Leadership Winston-Salem 2010 Government Criminal Justice and Public Safety Day” on Dec. 8.

As the co-director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, Turowski will provide insights from her work at the clinic as part of her presentation concerning her perspective on the criminal justice system during the Criminal Justice section of the program. Also presenting will be Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill and Captain David Clayton of the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Organizer Bowen C. Houff of Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A. said the question of “What is Justice?” will be presented to the students and the panelists for discussion.

“This is an incredibly important educational opportunity for students and the community,” Turowski said.

Leadership Winston-Salem is a 25-year-old community leadership development program that offers life-changing experiences, unparalleled networking opportunities and an interactive learning environment with participants who want to make a positive difference serving the community, according to the web site.

For more information, visit www.leadershipws.org/the-program.cfm