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Center on Wrongful Convictions Upcoming Events


The Center on Wrongful Convictions Women’s Project & OUTLaw

Present  

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

 Please join us for a free screening, presentation, and discussion with the San Antonio Four and their attorney, Mike Ware.  

When: September 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Film begins at 6 p.m.)

Where: Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 

(2.5 hours of IL CLE Credit Pending Approval) 

 

The San Antonio Four, as lesbian low-income women of color, hold intersecting identities that made them particularly vulnerable to juror bias and incarceration.  Their case is also an example of how women’s wrongful convictions, which typically do not involve DNA evidence, can be particularly difficult to untangle. This event gives us the opportunity to watch a powerful documentary and hear directly from these brave women and their attorney, who will discuss new law regarding junk science that helped him win the women's release. We hope you can join us for this compelling evening.

Click here to register and here to view the program.

Click the links below for CLE Materials:

Addressing Wrongful Convictons: And Examination of Texas's New Junk Science Writ and Other Measures for Protecting the Innocent

How Junk Science and Anti-Lesbian Prejudice Got Four Women Sent to Prison for More Than a Decade

New science, old convictions - Texas Senate Bill 344: indentifying further necessary reform in forensic science

RE: KRISTIE MAYHUGH, AGREED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AS TO APPLICANT'S THRUD GROUND FOR RELIEF

Texas Bill 344, The Junk Science Writ


Past Events

 

Wrongful Convictions Symposium in Honor of Jane Raley (11-12-16)

 

2015 Annual Benefit in Celebration of Jane Raley (11-12-16)

 

Women and Interrogations (3-30-16)

 


Center on Wrongful Convictions 2016-17 Sponsors:

CWC Sponsors 9-23-2016