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February 26, 2019 | 12:45 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Three guest speakers will examine the intersection of race, gender and wrongful conviction. Guest speakers Prof. Samuel Gross and Dr. Zieva Konvisser will discuss issues of race and gender before panelists and audience. Prof. David Moran will chair a panel in which exonerees Julie Baumer, Richard Phillips, Aaron Salter and Darrel Siggers describe their experiences of having been wrongfully convicted.

Guest speakers

  • Samuel Gross, Thomas and Mabel Long Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Michigan Law School
  • Dr. Zieva Konvisser, adjunct assistant research professor, Wayne State University Criminal Justice Department
  • David Moran, director, Michigan Innocence Clinic; clinical professor of law, University of Michigan Law School

This event is co-sponsored by Wayne State University Law School and WSU Criminal Justice Department.

Lunch will be provided. 

For more information about this event, please contact Marvin Zalman at 313-577-6087 or