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The Road to Exoneration: An Open Conversation with Judges and Exonerees
Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. EST, Detroit Mercy Law, Atrium
Detroit Mercy Law’s Conviction Integrity Clinic invites you to join a panel discussion on wrongful convictions. To kick off Wrongful Conviction Day, panelists will share their experiences and address issues that lead to a wrongful conviction, as well as discuss the work to further the mission in helping incarcerated individuals with innocence claims. Panelists include Exonerees Ken Nixon & Gilbert Poole and Hon. Mariam Bazzi & Hon. Kevin Cox from the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan. Moderator will be Valerie Newman: Director, Wayne County Prosecutor Conviction Integrity Unit and the Director, Detroit Mercy Law Conviction Integrity Clinic. Reception following.


Each year, Detroit Mercy Law conducts an anonymous demographic survey at the 1L orientation to learn more about the entering class and how students self-identify. This year’s 95 percent response rate provided comprehensive additional information about the wide range of backgrounds represented in the class.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law welcomed 14 Fellows and Scholars to the incoming class of 2023.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law awarded Voice for Justice Fellowships to Tiffany Harvey and Danna Houssain in support of their service as legal interns this summer at nonprofit organizations that help advance access to justice.