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Sunday, June 11 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Day in the Life: Innocence Project Attorneys

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The Wisconsin Innocence Project, a group that seeks to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, has been at the forefront of some of the most talked about cases in recent years. But what is it really like to be an attorney working on cases that often take years (or even decades) to conclude?

In this session, two attorneys from the Wisconsin Innocence Project (the same project that was instrumental in the exoneration of Steven Avery after his first conviction) will talk about their work and identify three of the main things they look for when considering whether to take on a new case.

They’ll then take the audience inside two murder convictions they are currently investigating—The State of Texas vs. David Wood and The State of Wisconsin vs. Eric Peterson—explaining what drew them to these cases initially and what’s next in terms of the legal process.

 Audience Q&A will end the session, so bring your best questions about false confessions, jailhouse snitches, eyewitness testimony, forensics, or anything else on your mind!


Speakers
avatar for Carrie Sperling

Carrie Sperling

Co-Director, Wisconsin Innocence Project
Carrie Sperling joined the University of Wisconsin Law School in August 2013 where she now serves as the Interim Director of the Frank J. Remington Center and Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Sperling has a broad range of practice, teaching, and management experience... Read More →
avatar for Greg Wiercioch

Greg Wiercioch

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison
Greg Wiercioch is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Since 2009, he has served as lead counsel for Texas death row inmate David Leonard Wood.   Greg received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Washington... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10