At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, prison reform activists jumped into action, flagging the unique dangers of the coronavirus behind bars. But as activists have gained ground in states like ...
Making a Murderer: How Brendan Dassey’s Case is Making a Difference
When cases like Brendan Dassey’s are examined, many see a pressing need to rethink the definition of coercion and the law of voluntariness, especially in cases involving minors. Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth attorneys, and Netflix stars Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider talk about false confessions and the legal proceedings covered in the second season of “Making a Murderer.” They catch us up on what has happened in the Brendan Dassey case since season one and talk about the further options available to him as he continues to seek release. Steve and Laura also talk about the involvement of Northwestern Law’s clinical students in cases like Brendan’s, as well as their efforts to protect vulnerable juveniles by educating law enforcement on appropriate interrogation practices with children.
Where Do We Go from Here After the Breonna Taylor Verdict: Gender, Race, and the Future of Social Movements
On October 1, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law co-hosted an academic panel discussion on the Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict.
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