Junk Science in Criminal Trials: A Practitioner's Tale

February 05, 2009 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043
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George Castelle, chief public defender in Kanawha County, West Virginia will speak about his work exposing rampant fraud in the West Virginia State Police's crime lab and his efforts to free prisoners wrongfully convicted using the junk science that the crime lab produced. Additionally, he will discuss the challenges he faced freeing a demonstrably innocent man from jail. The session is open to all members of the Duke Law community. Sponsored by the Innocence Project. For more information, contact Toby Coleman at