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 »
December 10th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, will join 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.
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December 2nd, 2014 | Community | Comments Off
Professors Kami Chavis Simmons and Mark Rabil will host a free community cinema screening of “Evolution of a Criminal” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Salem College’s Huber Theatre. Continue reading »
November 19th, 2014 | Student Life | Comments Off
Wake Forest University School of Law will host a public screening of “Evolution of a Criminal” 5 p.m. today at Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »
November 17th, 2014 | Student Life | Comments Off
In conjunction with the Riverrun Film Festival, the Criminal Justice Program and the Innocence and Justice Clinic will host a screening of the film “Evolution of a Criminal,” by Darius Clark Monroe, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. A panel discussion led by Professors Kami Simmons and Mark Rabil as well as exoneree Darryl Hunt will follow.
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October 28th, 2014 | Student Life | Comments Off
Author T.K. Thorne will discuss her book, “Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.
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