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Newman '88 discusses her work on wrongful convictions
"… for a time we believed that the criminal justice system in America was the best anywhere. That it never made any mistakes. But the number… 325, reveals to us that mistakes are all too common. That’s the number of people in the United States, men and women, who’ve been exonerated through the use of DNA evidence. ”
– Theresa Newman, TEDx Talks: Waiting is a Beast
- News & Observer: Newman ’88 discusses the process of and her passion for innocence work
- The Guilfordian: Newman discusses differing levels of DA cooperation in exoneration cases
- The New York Times: Newman comments on the importance of pardons to individuals exonerated by judges
Newman is a clinical professor of law, co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, associate director of the Duke Law School Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and faculty adviser to the student-led Innocence Project. She has been at Duke since 1990 and served as the associate dean for academic affairs from 1999-2008.