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LAW 1027: Innocence and Wrongful Convictions
Fall 2021 • Section 51 • CRN 27705

Course Description

This seminar provides students with an overview of the issues and case law related to wrongful convictions. Students should gain an understanding of this dynamic and quickly growing area of law. The course will track a case in litigation with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project involving a person convicted of a crime he or she did not commit as a means of understanding how innocent people are convicted and why it is so difficult to exonerate them.


Day/Time Location
M 5:30-7:20 PM Klein 1A

Course Details

  • Marissa Boyers-Bluestine
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research


Registration Info

Concurrent Pre-Requisites

The following courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course:

  • LAW 0532 (Criminal Procedure I)


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)

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