The death penalty has fallen out of use in North Carolina, yet our state has the sixth largest death row in the nation. The vast majority of N.C.'s 140 death row prisoners were tried in the 1990s, before a wave of reforms transformed the criminal justice system. Had they been tried under modern laws and standards, most of them never would have been sentenced to death. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation's new report, Unequal Justice: How Obsolete Laws and Unfair Trials Created North Carolina's Outsized Death Row, explores the deep inequities of N.C.'s decades-old death row cases. CDPL's Executive Director Gretchen Engel and Staff Attorney Erica Washington will be joining us for a discussion of the report. Sponsored by the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, the Duke Criminal Law Society, and the Duke Law Innocence Project. For more information, please contact Callie Thomas at email@example.com.
The annual celebration of the Law School’s international students and scholars will be held Sept. 23 – 27.
Welcoming the LLM Class of 2020
Ninety-six accomplished attorneys from 39 countries began their LLM studies on Aug. 19
New Duke Law center will delve into science of criminal justice
The Center for Science and Justice, led by Professor Brandon Garrett, will apply legal and scientific research to reforming the criminal justice system.