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February 21, 2017

Anatomy of a False Confession

4:30 p.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
Location: SLLH C5

Influential Voices at Seattle University School of Law
 
Seattle University School of Law
is proud to present

Professor Jan Ainsworth


Janet Ainsworth
John D. Eshelman Professor of Law
at Seattle University School of Law


Anatomy of a False Confession:
How Social Science Can Prevent Conviction
of the Innocent

Professor Ainsworth will be joined by discussants 
Dr. Lorna Fadden (Simon Fraser University)
and Jennifer Glougie (British Columbia Labour Relations Board) 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Room C5, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.
 
About This Lecture
 
Why would anyone confess to a serious crime that they didn't commit? In this lecture, Professor Ainsworth takes on this conundrum by discussing a case in which several young men falsely confessed to a murder, and despite the implausibility of the details of their confessions were convicted of the crime. What lessons can law students and lawyers learn from this case about our role in preventing and redressing such miscarriages of justice?