Innocence and Justice Clinic

Governor welcomes alumni to Executive Mansion

From the steps in the foyer of the N.C. Executive Mansion, Gov. Beverly Perdue welcomed the Wake Forest School of Law into the stately Victorian home. Continue reading »

Clinic students serve real-world clients

Our clinics integrate study, practice and hands-on experience, and they help develop great lawyers. Keep reading to find out what’s new at each one. Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic celebrates first victory

Wake Forest University School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic is celebrating today’s release of Machello Bitting after he served nine years in prison.

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First American death row inmate exonerated by DNA testing shares his harrowing tale

Kirk Bloodsworth could hear what they were saying. From the defense table, charged with the sexual assault and murder of a 9-year-old girl, Bloodsworth listened to the vitriol emanating from the back of the courtroom. There’s the killer, he remembers them saying. Give him the gas. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Committee celebrates National Pro Bono Week with first Clinic Hop

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First American death row inmate exonerated by DNA to speak Oct. 29

Kirk Bloodsworth, the first American death row inmate exonerated by DNA testing, will share his wrongful conviction story, and an expert panel will discuss the causes, reforms and remedies in innocence cases with Wake Forest University at noon on Thursday, Oct. 29, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center.

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‘SCOTUS Talks’ series begins Sept. 16 with District Attorney v. Osborne

Wake Forest University School of Law’s speaker series, “SCOTUS Talks,” kicks off this fall at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center with Professor Carol Turowski, co-director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, and her presentation on District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne, decided this summer, which gives a glimpse into the U.S. Supreme Court’s views on DNA testing.

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Death row exoneree to speak to WFU Law School students on April 21

Sabrina Butler Porter, the only female death row exoneree in the country, will speak to the Wake Forest University School of Law about her ordeal of being an innocent woman on death row and the struggles she has endured since being released from prison.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic directors attend Innocence Network Conference

Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic Co-Directors Carol Turowski and Mark Rabil attended the Innocence Network Conference that was held in March in Houston at the South Texas College of Law.

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Wake Forest law school introduces innocence clinic

 

WINSTON-SALEM – The Wake Forest University School of Law’s new Innocence and Justice Clinic will give students the unique opportunity to examine the legal, scientific, cultural and psychological causes of wrongful convictions, a news release said.Read the full story »