Wrongful Convictions of Women Event April 28th

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:30 PM – FREE Admission

Women fighting wrongful convictions face special challenges. Viewed as society’s caregivers, women charged with heinous crimes (murder, arson, or sexual abuse) are particularly reviled. There is typically no DNA evidence in cases with female defendants, making their convictions harder to overturn. Natural or accidental deaths can be mistaken for murder, and indeed, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, over half of female exonerees were convicted for what turned out to be no crime at all. You will learn about the newly formed Women’s Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University.

Wrongful Convictions of Women
Wrongful Convictions of Women

Guest speakers:

Karen L. Daniel
Karen L. Daniel

Karen L. Daniel
Senior Staff Attorney at Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and former member of the Illinois office of the State Appellate Defender
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Judy Royal
Judy Royal
Judy Royal
She focuses on the Center’s public education efforts as well as assisting in the representation of Center clients such as Juan Rivera, whose conviction was reversed and the Lake County State’s Attorney decided to not appeal.
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Erin Topp
Erin Topp
Erin K. Topp
She is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where she studied and helped challenge cases of wrongful convictions. She is currently a clinical fellow at the Center.

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
PUBLIC WELCOME — FREE
Lake Forest College, Middle Campus
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel
555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest

For On Campus Disability Accommodations contact
Taryn Robinson at 847-735-5167 or robinson@lakeforest.edu at least 72 hours in advance

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