Wrongful Convictions Day: The Exoneration of Ronnie Long with Professor Jamie Lau

October 01, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

In 1976, Ronnie Long, a 20-year-old Black man, was falsely accused of rape by a white woman. At his trial, the prosecution withheld key DNA and fingerprint evidence, and Ronnie was convicted by an all-white jury. 44 years later, in August 2020, Ronnie's conviction was finally overturned thanks to years of dedicated work by the Duke Law Innocence Project and Wrongful Convictions Clinic. In honor of Wrongful Convictions Day, join Professor Jamie Lau and Ronnie Long to learn more about this landmark case and about the Innocence Project's role in correcting systemic injustice in the criminal justice system. This event is cosponsored by the Innocence Project and the Criminal Law Society. Join using this link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/93644012673. For more information, please contact Breanna McHugh (breanna.mchugh@duke.edu) or Steven Dallas (sdallas@lawnet.duke.edu).