This symposium will examine the story of the Central Park Five, the Norfolk Four, and other cases involving false confessions. Speakers include Steve Drizin, a leading researcher in the field; Steve Northup, lawyer from Troutman Sanders who represented Erick Wilson of the Norfolk Four; Gerald Zerkin, a Federal Public Defender who represented Earl Washington; Steve Rosenfeld, who represents another Norfolk Four defendant, and interrogation expert James Trainum.

Sponsored by Washington and Lee University Law School, the Frances Lewis Law Center, and these Washington and Lee organizations: The Innocence Project, CONTACT, the Student Bar Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Federalist Society, the Criminal Justice Clinic, the National Lawyers Guild, and The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Schedule

Subscribe to RSS Feed

2014
Thursday, January 30th
7:00 PM

Showing of The Central Park Five

Millhiser Moot Court Room

7:00 PM

Friday, January 31st
9:00 AM

False Confessions of the Central Park Five and the Norfolk Four

Steven Drizin, Northwestern University School of Law
Stephen A. Northup, Troutman Sanders LLP
Brandon Garrett, University of Virginia School of Law
Raymond Santana
Eric Wilson

Millhiser Moot Court Room

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:45 AM

The False Confessions of Earl Washington and Robert Davis

Gerald Zerkin
Steven Rosenfeld
Laura Nirider, Northwestern University School of Law
Jeffrey Aaron, University of Virginia

Millhiser Moot Court Room

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Police Interrogation - The Reid Technique

James Trainum
Steven Drizin, Northwestern University School of Law
Jonathan Shapiro, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Steven Rosenfield
Stephen Northup, Troutman Sanders LLP

Millhiser Moot Court Room

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

A Fight for Exoneration - Law and Politics

Steven Rosenfield
Stephen Northup, Troutman Sanders LLP
Steven Drizin, Northwestern University School of Law
Jeffrey Aaron, University of Virginia
Gerald Zerkin

Millhiser Moot Court Room

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM