Duke Law's Wrongful Convictions Clinic and the Innocence Project celebrated the hard-earned freedom of clinic client Howard Dudley. He was freed in early March 2016 after a judge ruled that he had no confidence in Dudley's 1992 trial. Dudley served 23 years in prison after his conviction for allegedly sexually assaulting his 9-year-old daughter. Additionally, the judge found that Dudley's daughter's recantation of the allegation was credible, and in fact no abuse occurred. Professors from the Wrongful Convictions Clinic, as well as clinic students, walked through what led to Howard's conviction and how he eventually achieved his freedom. There was also a discussion of the reintegration process, and what the road ahead for Howard holds. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article63564927.html Sponsored by the Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Innocence Project.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Prof. Siegel discuss the Court’s recent and upcoming terms, the importance of consensus, and Ginsburg’s legacy at D.C. Summer Institute event.
On the Ground
Students share their experiences working with asylum-seeking families at a south Texas detention center.
Environmental Law Newsletter – 2017
Read about the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic’s first 10 years, a new book on regulating after crises, faculty scholarship, and more.