Mark Rabil

Innocence and Justice Director Mark Rabil weighs in on potential Racial Justice Act repeal

Given Republican lawmakers’ push to resume executions in North Carolina, death-row inmates may soon face the reality that arguments of racial prejudice will no longer spare them the ultimate punishment, or will they? Continue reading »

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 »

First black district attorney in Texas speaks to Wake Forest Law students

As the first black District Attorney in Texas, Craig Watkins doesn’t shy away from race; he confronts it. And he said that’s because of his experience growing up black in Dallas.

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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 »

The Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic is important in fighting for justice

In wake of several high-profile cases in which defendants have been wrongfully convicted of serious crimes, the Innocence and Justice Clinic at Wake Forest is much needed and welcome. Continue reading »

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Innocence and Justice Clinic dedicated to teaching students, working on claims of wrongful convictions

Paul Shaner spent 15 years of his life locking up and supervising criminals, working as a law enforcement officer with the Nevada Department of Public Safety. 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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