June 23rd, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
DURHAM ― Death penalty advocates say executions are needed to punish a small handful of the “worst of the worst” criminals. However, a new report from the Center for Death Penalty Litigation (CDPL) finds that the death penalty in North Carolina is being used broadly and indiscriminately, with little regard for the strength of the evidence against defendants ― and putting innocent people at risk of being sentenced to die. See the full report here: http://www.cdpl.org/wrongfulprosecutions and watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/130797227 Continue reading »
June 5th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Wake Forest Law Innocence and Justice Clinic, was interviewed by WFDD.org on Thursday, June 4 regarding the pardons by Gov. Pat McCrory of two brothers who spent three decades behind bars and faced the death penalty. Continue reading »
March 19th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic, spoke at the “Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System” symposium held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at ZSR Library on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University. The symposium was held by The Humanities Institute of Wake Forest University.
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March 9th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic, will participate in a faculty panel discussion as part of the faculty-student symposium, “Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System,” and opening for the art exhibit “Release: From Stigma to Acceptance” on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, 2015, to be held at ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404, on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University. The symposium is being held by The Humanities Institute of Wake Forest University.
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February 18th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
A panel that Professor Mark Rabil will participate in will follow the showing of “American Denial,” a 55-minute documentary, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
February 11th, 2015 | Student Life | Comments Off
After working to free Darryl Hunt, a local attorney, Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Rabil, was inspired to create the Innocence and Justice Clinic — a passionate group of Wake Forest University law students that work to free inmates who’ve been wrongly convicted. Continue reading »
February 11th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
The 2003 exoneration of Darryl Hunt in the Hunt case is cited as the genesis of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission in the article “Guilty, Then Proven Innocent,” published by The Atlantic on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hunt was represented by Wake Forest School of Law Director of Innocence and Justice Clinic Mark Rabil in the lengthy case. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission was founded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2007 and was the first of its kind in the nation. Since its nascence, the Commission has reviewed hundreds of innocence claims and conducted multiple hearings. Continue reading »
February 4th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil recently participated in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Annual Death Penalty Seminar held to educate and inform attorneys handling death penalty cases. More than 200 lawyers attended the panel that attempted to assist attorneys and capital defense team workers with handling issues of traumatization within the courtroom. Continue reading »
January 7th, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, joined the Honorable Samuel Wilson (’74) on a panel discussion regarding the U.S. death penalty system on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Taiwan National University in Taipei. Also participating on the panel was Wilson’s former law clerk, John Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney in Virginia, and now head of while-collar crime for Holland & Knight. Continue reading »
January 1st, 2015 | Research | Comments Off
Juries in North Carolina handed out just three death sentences in 2014, helping contribute to the lowest number of people sentenced to death nationally in 40 years, according to a report from the Death Penalty Information Center. Continue reading »