Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wrongful Convictions: Distinguished Speaker Series

The X Factor: Causes of Wrongful Convictions of Women Featuring Karen L. Daniel and Nicole Harris

Wednesday, September 25
5:00-6:30 pm
Roosevelt University Gage Gallery
18 S. Michigan Avenue

Free and open to the public.

Karen L. Daniel, J.D. is co-director of Northwestern University's esteemed Center on Wrongful Convictions. Since 2000, Ms. Daniel has successfully represented numerous wrongfully convicted clients, achieving exonerations in both DNA and non-DNA cases.

Nicole Harris was exonerated in 2013 after being wrongfully convicted of murder in 2005. She earned a BS in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2004 and is currently employed by Northwestern University.

Additional lectures will take place throughout the fall. All lectures will take place from 5-6:30pm in the Gage Gallery. Upcoming lectures include: October 16 (Law Professor, David Harris), October 23 (Sexual assault survivor and restorative justice practitioner who mistakenly identified her attacker), November 6 (Former First Assistant State's Attorney, Robert Milan), and November 13 (Executive Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, Rob Warden).

The series is sponsored by the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project - one of the centers and institutes of the Roosevelt University College of Arts and Sciences-and the Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Shari Berkowitz at sberkowitz@roosevelt.edu

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