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.
- Wrongful Convictions Clinic client freed after serving nearly 24 years for a crime he didn’t commit
- Newman: Darryl Hunt "changed hearts and minds about students’ perception of the criminal justice system" Winston-Salem Journal
- Wrongful Convictions Clinic wins freedom for client Howard Dudley, jailed for 24 years News & Observer
- Evidentiary hearing could lead to release for Wrongful Convictions Clinic client jailed for 24 years News & Observer
- Coleman on Wrongful Convictions Clinic client Charles Ray Finch: "The prison has taken most of his life, but he has managed to keep his humanity" Wilson Times