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HUMAN VALUES & THE INNOCENCE PROJECT
by BARRY SCHECK | Attorney, Co-Founder of The Innocence Project

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 | 7PM
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, Floor 6
University of Utah (map)

Open to the public | Seating is limited | No tickets required

ABOUT BARRY SCHECK

Barry Scheck is an attorney, DNA expert, and co-founder of the Innocence Project. He is known for landmark litigation that set the standards for using DNA evidence in courts. He has spearheaded a nationwide movement to re-examine the fairness and efficacy of our criminal justice system. A Commissioner for the New York State Forensic Science Review Board and Professor at the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Scheck is considered one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America.

ABOUT THE INNOCENCE PROJECT

The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Its mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

Accomplishments:

  • To date, the Innocence Project has helped exonerate more than 190 wrongly convicted prisoners who unjustly served a combined 4,662 years in prison.
  • Received over 51,000 letters requesting assistance.
  • Trained over 2,700 judges, attorneys, forensic practitioners, scientists, and academics from around the country on eyewitness I.D. and forensics testimony in court.
  • The Innocence Project’s website had nearly 2 million visitors in 2015.
  • Over 80% of every dollar donated goes directly to funding program services.

ABOUT THE TANNER LECTURES ON HUMAN VALUES | Est. 1978
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values initiates educational and scientific discussions relating to human values. Distinct Tanner Lectures are delivered annually at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Utah, Yale University, and other educational facilities around the world. Since 2006, we have hosted Isabel Allende, Spike Lee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Margaret Atwood, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, among others.

Tanner Lectures on Human Values Official Website: click here. For more information, please contact Beth Tracy at beth.tracy@utah.edu.

Last Updated: 2/2/17