Contemporary Perspectives on Wrongful Conviction: An Introduction to the 2015 Innocence Network Conference, Orlando, Florida

3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 179 (with Valena Beety and Robert Schehr) (2015)

10 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2017 Last revised: 8 Apr 2019

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Robert Schehr

Northern Arizona University - Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Aliza B. Kaplan

Lewis & Clark Law School

Valena Elizabeth Beety

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; West Virginia University - College of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

The Innocence Network is “an affiliation of organizations from all over the world dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, and working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions.” Beginning in 1999 and 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, a small group of interested legal and social science scholars and clinic directors met at the Northwestern University School of Law to discuss ways to investigate and litigate claims of actual innocence. The first recognized National Innocence Conference took place at the California Western School of Law in 2002, and included 130 registered attendees. The Innocence Network, building upon the successful 2002 conference, formally established an advisory Board of Directors in 2005. An annual Innocence Network conference has been held each year since 2002, with the May 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida, generating more than 500 attendees, including 150 exonerees.

Suggested Citation

Schehr, Robert Carl and Kaplan, Aliza B. and Beety, Valena Elizabeth, Contemporary Perspectives on Wrongful Conviction: An Introduction to the 2015 Innocence Network Conference, Orlando, Florida (2015). 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 179 (with Valena Beety and Robert Schehr) (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2925558

Robert Carl Schehr

Northern Arizona University - Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice ( email )

PO Box: 15005
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
United States

Aliza B. Kaplan (Contact Author)

Lewis & Clark Law School ( email )

10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
United States

Valena Elizabeth Beety

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

West Virginia University - College of Law ( email )

101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV West Virginia 26506
United States

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