Defending free speech
First Amendment Clinic caps off successful first year, readies new Campus Speech Database.
Bradley lays groundwork for new scholarly field
Helfer, Young among 50 scholars contributing to The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law
Free at Last
Wrongful Convictions Clinic secures release of Charles Ray Finch after 43 years of incarceration
Summer program in The Hague, "the legal capital of the world," gives students foundation in international and comparative law
Forging paths and making connections
Duke's Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program offers networking and experiential learning opportunities
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.
- Grunwald co-authors report that undercuts "high crime area" rationale for stop-and-frisk policing The Crime Report
- Garrett sees inadequate engagement by judges on forensic evidence reliability: "Judges ...have not acted like science matters in criminal cases" The Washington Post
- Garrett research cited: Defense quality appears to suffer when counsel is appointed; death sentencing lower in states with full-time capital defenders The Atlantic
- Garrett interviewed on the applications of evidence-based research in administering criminal justice, improving outcomes and changing policy Carolina Journal (video)
- Newman wins new trial for Dontae Sharpe after medical examiner testifies that state's theory in 1994 murder cannot be correct The Daily Reflector