Center for Criminal Justice
Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility is devoted to the promotion of justice in criminal cases and to teaching and training students, lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and the general public to identify, remedy, and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people.
The center pursues these goals through a series of coordinated academic, advocacy, and public activities: through courses offered to high school, college, and law students; professional seminars and conferences; published papers; extra-curricular programs; and public education. Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic and student-run Innocence Project represent the center’s chief teaching components.
- State withheld key evidence for years after clinic client's murder trial The Wilson Times
- Clinic client seeks exoneration after 37 years in jail Wilson Times
- Clinic client Smith asks Fourth Circuit for rehearing
- Coleman and Spruill say new NC policy changes hurt the poor by reducing access to healthcare and legal counsel Duke Chronicle
- Editorial: Armstrong’s wrongful conviction points to serious flaws in N.C. justice system News and Observer