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Lessons from Exonerating the Innocent

Lessons From Exonerating the Innocent 
With Barry Scheck, Innocence Project Co-Founder and Co-Director

Thursday, September 27 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Hofstra Law School | Room 308

Barry Scheck, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Innocence Project, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld at Cardozo School of Law, assists prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, over 350 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing - prisoners who served an average of 14 years in prison before exoneration and release.

The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. The Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

Professor Scheck will discuss his groundbreaking work and inspirational career and the involvement of law students in his critical cases, as well as answer your questions.


  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Hofstra Law Women (HLW)
  • Immigration Law Society
  • Latino/a American Law Student Association (LALSA)
  • Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)
  • OUTLaw
  • Social Justice Alliance
  • South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)


Thursday, September 27, 2018



Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Deborah Grattan

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