Duke's New Wrongful Convictions Clinic Takes Shape
Walker, Marlon A., Diverse Issues in Higher Education
James E. Coleman Jr., a professor and associate dean at Duke University s School of Law, says the lacrosse case in which e White students were wrongly charged in the alleged rape of a Black woman was not the catalyst for Duke's new Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Innocence Project. But, he says, "It made people pay attention to what's going on in our criminal justice system."
Over the next five years, Duke University will invest $1.25 million into the center, which Coleman will co-run with Theresa A. Newman, also an associate dean at the law school.
At the center, students are assigned real cases taken up by the North Carolina Chief Justice's …
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Publication information: Article title: Duke's New Wrongful Convictions Clinic Takes Shape. Contributors: Walker, Marlon A. - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 24. Issue: 21 Publication date: November 29, 2007. Page number: 18. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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