On November 17, in honor of the Innocence Project’s 25th anniversary, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will host an all day symposium on the organization’s impact on law, policy, and scholarship.
Speakers will include Innocence Project Co-Founders Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York, and leading criminal justice scholars, researchers, and reformers, including Jennifer Dysart, Rodney Ellis, and Ellen Yaroshefsky.
The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 as a legal clinic at the Cardozo School of Law. Cardozo embraced a pioneering and radical idea that would go on to help transformthe criminal justice system and add a new dimension to clinical legal training.
Since the Innocence Project’s inception, hundreds of Cardozo law students have helped investigate and litigate wrongful conviction cases from across the nation, working closely with clients and in some cases, walking them out of prison.
The event, which will take place on November 17 from 9am to 4:15pm, is free of charge and open to the public.