“Defending Innocence: What Causes Wrongful Convictions and What Lawyers Can Do About It,” a talk by Nina Morrison, Senior Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
As a senior staff attorney at the Innocence Project in New York, Nina Morrison litigates claims for access to postconviction DNA evidence from around the nation, under both federal civil rights laws and state DNA testing statutes. She also supervises students in the Innocence Project clinic. Morrison became a staff attorney at the Innocence Project in March 2004 after serving as its executive director, supervising day-to-day management of the project while assisting with litigation and policy reform initiatives, starting in January 2002.
Before joining the Innocence Project, Morrison was an attorney with the firm of Emery Cuti Brinckerhoff & Abady , specializing in police misconduct and other civil rights litigation. From 1992-95 she was an investigator with the California Appellate Project, which represents California’s death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. She is a 1992 graduate of Yale University and a 1998 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Snow Public Service Scholar
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, which was created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992. The project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. As a clinic, law students handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.
|Date: Apr 05, 2013|
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM