Northern California Innocence Project and the Santa Clara University School of Law

Please join Northern California Innocence Project and Santa Clara University School of Law
for a free symposium.

In the Interest of Justice: Conviction Review Programs

Friday, September 25th, 2015
9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast starts at 8:00 am.
Santa Clara University, easily accessible by train, plane or car.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. MCLE credits are available.


The criminal justice system sometimes convicts innocent people.* Several jurisdictions have established conviction review programs to ensure the guilty were convicted and the innocent go free. This groundbreaking symposium brings together prominent judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys and others to discuss the critical issue of conviction review and highlight various conviction review programs. Distinguished speakers include:

Hon. Jeff Rosen, District Attorney, Santa Clara County, CA

Kenneth Lynch, Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County, CA

Catherine Kobal, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, CA

Brent Thomas Neck, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County, CA

Hon. Michael G. Nerheim, State’s Attorney, Lake County, IL

Mark Hale, Deputy District Attorney, Kings County, NY

Russell Wilson II, Former Director, Conviction Integrity Unit, Dallas County, TX

Hon. Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Hon. LaDoris Cordell, Judge (ret.), Superior Court, Santa Clara County, CA

Jeff Adachi, Public Defender, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

Gregory Taylor, Exoneree, North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC)

Hon. Arnold O. Jones, Chair, NCIIC; Senior Resident Judge, Superior Court, Wayne County, NC

Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

John Hollway, Executive Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

Santa Clara Law LogoPictured above (from left): NCIP exonerees Obie Anthony, Maurice Caldwell, Bismarck Dinius and Franky Carrillo with friends Ronnie Sandoval, Antoine Goff and Rick Walker.

* Since 1989, 1635 wrongfully convicted people have been exonerated.
See National Registry of Exonerations.