Innocence and Justice Clinic

Wake Forest Law host Dallas’ first black DA as he discusses his crime fighting experiences

Craig Wakins made history in 2006 when he became the first African American in Texas history to be elected as a District Attorney. Continue reading »

Co-founder of Innocence Project Barry Scheck to speak to students, alumni at Charlotte Center on Wednesday, April 17

CHARLOTTE — The Wake Forest University School of Law will host Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the national Innocence Project, at a reception beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the WFU Charlotte Center. Scheck will speak to students, faculty and alumni about the latest developments in the “innocence movement” followed by a question-and-answer session. Continue reading »

Texas district attorney talks security with Wake Forest law students

The first black District Attorney in Texas, Craig Watkins, spent Thursday and Friday at Wake Forest University talking about sentencing and security for prosecutors, just days after colleagues in a neighboring Texas community were murdered.

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Law school to host Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins in a ‘Conversation With’ on April 4

The Wake Forest University School of Law will host Dallas-area District Attorney Craig Watkins in a “Conversation With” on Thursday, April 4. The event will be sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Innocence and Justice Clinic. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil and Darryl Hunt to speak at Gideon v. Wainwright symposium Friday, March 8

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School will host a full-day Gideon v. Wainwright Symposium on Friday, March 8, as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) commemorate the 50thanniversary of the landmark case.  Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic helps clear criminal records

After years of worrying about a criminal charge he incurred three years ago, city native Josh Sargent was given a second chance Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic Sponsors ‘An Intimate Look at Life on Death Row’ on Tuesday, Oct. 16

Two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Joseph Ingle will discuss his new book, “Inferno: A Southern Morality Tale,” at 7 p.m.  on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Wake Forest University School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, 2596 Reynolda Road (at the intersection of Polo Road). Continue reading »

Wake Forest law school panel calls for elimination of death penalty

A panel of death penalty opponents used the one-year anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis to call for the elimination of a system that they say is broken.

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Georgia execution anniversary sparks concerns over N.C. death penalty

RALEIGH, N.C. – A year ago this month, Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis was executed for the murder of a police officer. It was a crime he denied up until his death, and his execution sparked protests around the world. Opponents of the death penalty in North Carolina are using the anniversary of Davis’ death as a platform to discuss the issue.

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Wrongful executions subject of film screening, panel discussions on Sept. 20-21

On the anniversary of the Sept. 21, 2011, execution of Troy Davis, whom many believe innocent of the shooting of a police officer in Georgia, several groups at Wake Forest University are joining together to discuss whether innocent people are wrongfully executed in North Carolina and the United States in a series of events to be held Sept. 20-21.  Continue reading »