The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology is proud to partner with the Center on Wrongful Convictions and announce the upcoming Conviction Integrity Conference, a groundbreaking event that will bring together members of the law enforcement and criminal justice reform communities to discuss the critical issue of conviction integrity review. The Conference will consist of three panels featuring prominent representatives of the prosecutorial, judicial, and innocence movement communities.
Northwestern University School of Law
375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(Pre-Registration required here; 3.5 hours IL MCLE credit available)
12:30 – 12:50 p.m.
Co-Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions Anita Alvarez
Cook County State's Attorney
12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Steven Art (JD '09)
Justice Council member, Loevy & Loevy
Alan Beaman | Exoneree | Rockford, IL
Honorable Paul P. Biebel Jr. | Presiding Judge | Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
Thomas Breen | Former Assistant Cook County State's Attorney
Keith Findley | Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Law | Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project
1:50 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Project Co-Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth
Anita Alvarez | State's Attorney | Cook County, IL
Michael Nerheim | State's Attorney | Lake County, IL
Kenneth Thompson | District Attorney | Kings County (Brooklyn), NY
David Angel | District Attorney and head of the District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit | Santa Clara County
Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. | Special Counsel to the District Attorney, Kings County (Brooklyn), NY, Conviction Review Unit | Professor, Harvard Law School
Jose Torres | Assistant Prosecutor and head of Prosecutor's Conviction Integrity Unit | Cuyahoga County
Russell Wilson II | Special Fields Bureau Chief and head of the District | Dallas County
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Judy Royal (JD '81)
Staff Attorney, Center on Wrongful Convictions
Penny Beerntsen | Sexual assault survivor | Eyewitness error
John Malooly | Former ATF fire investigator | Arson and fire science
Jim Trainum | Former DC homicide detective | False confessions
Deborah Tuerkheimer | Professor, Northwestern University School of Law | Shaken Baby Syndrome; abusive head trauma
Rami Fakhouri (JD '10)
Justice Council member
Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
President & CEO, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Center on Wrongful Convictions: Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwester Law
State's Attorney, Cook County, Illinois
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Jenner & Block
Justice Council of the Center on Wrongful Convictions