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.
- 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
- Vague witness description key to efforts to free Wrongful Conviction Clinic client Wilson Times
- Lau says subpoena power is crucial to mission of post-conviction innocence inquiry organizations Santa Clara Law
- The Marshall Project covers case of Wrongful Convictions Clinic client
- Coleman comments on black lawyer's representation of white officer charged with murder Charlotte Observer