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The Fifth Amendment and Why You Should Not Talk to the Police

February 22, 2021 • 12:30 PM • None
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The Fifth Amendment is often portrayed on television and in movies as merely a shield for the guilty. But the right against self-incrimination is one of the most important rights citizens hold in a free society. Grueling interrogations used to coerce confessions are a sign of a tyrannical state. The burden of putting people behind bars must be on those who seek to do so--not those facing life-altering punishments. Professor James Duane of Regent University School of Law, a well-known speaker on this topic, will discuss why we have the Fifth Amendment and how the Fifth Amendment, and legal professionals like ourselves, can help accused persons. Professor Jamie Lau of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic will also join the panel to provide his perspective on confessions and wrongful convictions. Sponsored by the Duke Law Federalist Society. Co-sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, and the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. For more information, please contact Brendan Clemente at brendan.clemente@duke.edu. Log in at Webinar ID: 987 4590 8270, or using this link: https://zoom.us/j/98745908270