'Wrongful Conviction Panel Discussion' presented by law school

As part of its online Community Conversations series, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School will present a “Wrongful Conviction Panel Discussion: Righting Wrongs for 20 Years” featuring Cooley Innocence Project exonerees, faculty, and students serving the clinic. The online program will take place Thursday, October 28, beginning at 5 p.m.

Since its inception over 20 years ago, the Cooley Innocence Project has screened more than 5,800 cases and is responsible for the exoneration of seven men: Kenneth Wyniemko (2003), Nathaniel Hatchett (2008),
Donya Davis (2014); LeDura Watkins (2017), Kenneth Nixon (Feb. 18, 2021), Gilbert Poole (May 26, 2021), and Corey Quentin McCall (June 25, 2021).  The Cooley Innocence Project also helped to exonerate Lacino Hamilton (Sept. 30, 2020) and Ramon Ward (Feb. 21, 2020).  These men served over 191 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

To join the conversation on righting the wrongs in the criminal justice system, register at https://info.cooley.edu/community-conversations.


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