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Wrongful Convictions and Factual Innocence: Conviction Integrity Review
Course Number: LAW6942 Credits: 5
The primary goal of this course is to educate law students about the practices which lead to wrongful convictions and to engage students directly in the review of actual innocence claims. Students will identify common elements in wrongful conviction cases including mistaken eyewitness identification, false confessions, misuse of informants, flawed forensic evidence, mistakes and misconduct by law enforcement officials, and poor defense representation, among others.