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Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases

Recorded on: Dec. 15, 2017
Running Time: 02:10:40

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The conviction of innocent individuals is among the issues getting increased attention as our nation looks more closely at our criminal justice system.  While there are a number of ways individuals can be wrongly convicted, successfully reversing a conviction is incredibly difficult. This is an area where competent legal representation can make a big difference and where there are myriad opportunities for lawyers interested in providing pro bono legal services.  Many of the recent DNA and non-DNA exonerations have occurred as a result of work from innocence organizations in collaboration with pro bono partners. 

Lecture Topics [Total time 00:02:15]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.
  • Opening Remarks* [00:08:35]
    Vanessa Potkin
  • Litigating Exoneration Cases [02:02:05]
    Vanessa Potkin, Susan Friedman, Jane Pucher, Edward L. Tulin, Jarrett Adams

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • State v. Kelley, Hearing Transcript (N.J. Super. Ct., Passaic Cnty., Sept. 15, 2017)
    Jarrett Adams, Susan Friedman, Vanessa Potkin, Edward L. Tulin, Jane Pucher
  • Executive Office of the President, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Report to the President, Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods (September 2016)
    Vanessa Potkin, Edward L. Tulin, Jarrett Adams, Jane Pucher, Susan Friedman
  • State v. Henderson, 208 N.J. 208 (2011)
    Vanessa Potkin, Edward L. Tulin, Susan Friedman, Jarrett Adams, Jane Pucher
  • Emily West, Ph.D. and Vanessa Meterko, M.A., Innocence Project: DNA Exonerations, 1989–2014: Review of Data and Findings from the First 25 Years, 79 Albany Law Review 717 (2016)
    Susan Friedman, Vanessa Potkin, Jarrett Adams, Edward L. Tulin, Jane Pucher

Presentation Material

  • Life After Justice
    Jarrett Adams
  • Wrongful Convictions and Forensic Science
    Susan Friedman
  • False Confessions and the Eric Kelley Case
    Vanessa Potkin
  • Exonerations
    Jane Pucher
Vanessa Potkin ~ Director of Post-Conviction Litigation, Innocence Project
Jarrett Adams ~ The Law Offices Of Jarrett Adams, PLLC
Susan Friedman ~ Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
Jane Pucher ~ Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
Edward L. Tulin ~ Associate,
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