Welcome Celebration

National Registry of Exonerations
Welcome Celebration

March 16, 2017
UCI Student Center

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2:30 pm – PANEL DISCUSSIONS

A Discussion of the National Registry of Exonerations as a Resource for Social Science  Research, Journalism and Policy Reform

  • 2:30 – 3:20 pm    Panel 1
    The National Registry of Exonerations as a tool for research:  What it has done and what it might do
    Moderator: Samuel Gross, Co-Founder, National Registry of Exonerations (NRE)
    Panelists:
    Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor, UCI Social Ecology, Law and Cognitive Sciences
    Mona Lynch, Professor, UCI Criminology, Law and Society and Law
    Sherod Thaxton, Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Law
    William Thompson, Professor UCI Criminology, Law and Society, Psychology and Social Behavior and Law
  • 3:40 – 4:30 pm      Panel 2
    The National Registry of Exonerations as an instrument for journalism, activism and policy reform
    Moderator: Maurice Possley, Senior Researcher National Registry of Exonerations (NRE)
    Panelists:
    Jon Eldan, Director, After Innocence
    Alexandra Natapoff, Professor, Loyola Law School
    Barry Scheck – NRE Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder, The Innocence Project
    Henry Weinstein, Professor, UCI School of Law

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5:00 pm – CELEBRATION PROGRAM

  • 5:00 pm     Check-in and refreshments
  • 5:30 pm     Program

Master of Ceremonies – Henry Weinstein, Professor, UCI School of Law

Remarks by:
Barbara O’Brien, Editor, National Registry of Exoneration (NRE)
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UCI School of Law
Samuel Gross, Senior Editor and Founder, NRE, and Simon Cole, Director, NRE and UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Maurice Possley, Senior Researcher, NRE
Barry Scheck, NRE Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder, The Innocence Project, and Rob Warden, Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, Center on Wrongful Convictions
Franky Carrillo and Brian Banks, NRE Advisory Board Members and Exonerees

Honoring of benefactors:
Remarks by Denise Foderaro, NRE Advisory Board Member and Researcher

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A Project of:
University of California, Irvine Newkirk Center for  Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School &
Michigan State University College of Law