Founder of Innocence Project notes role of law schools

by University Communications,

More than 100 people, including justices from the Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Circuit Courts, gathered at the Willamette University law school April 9 to hear Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, discuss his role in developing the national non-profit and launching the Oregon chapter. The Innocence Project is credited with exonerating more than 300 people wrongly convicted of crimes. Scheck noted the important role of law schools in changing thinking about forensic science and evidence in criminal trials.