Mark Rabil

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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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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Innocence & Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil publishes Albany Law Review article on Darryl Hunt case

Innocence & Justice Clinic Director and Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Mark Rabil has just published an article in the Albany Law Review about his three decades of experience working on the Darryl Hunt Case, which ultimately resulted in Hunt’s release and exoneration after 19 years of incarceration.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil says new Racial Justice Act will lead to more litigation

A new scaled-back Racial Justice Act will lead to more litigation, not less, supporters of the original law say.

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Retired FBI Agent: ‘Kalvin Michael Smith deserves new trial’

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding the brutal 1995 beating of Silk Plant Forest store clerk Jill Marker has culminated with a respected retired FBI assistant director calling for a new trial for Kalvin Michael Smith, the man convicted of the crime almost 15 years ago.

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