You Might Go to Prison, Even Though You're Innocent - Justin Brooks and the Manchester Innocence Project
|Dates:||4 July 2023|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Join us on July 4th, 2023 at 5 PM in AMBS 3.009 to learn about the harsh reality of wrongful convictions with Attorney and Professor of Law Justin Brooks.
Justin Brooks is the Director and Founder of the California Innocence Project, a pro-bono organisation helping the wrongfully convicted and promoting positive change in the justice system. He has dedicated his career to overturning wrongful criminal convictions and the Innocence Network now counts more than 60 organisations worldwide. Justin will be delivering his lecture as part of the promotion of his book ‘You Might Go to Prison, Even Though You’re Innocent’.
This event is organised as part of the Manchester Innocence Project, the Manchester branch of the Innocence Network and only one of two projects in England and Wales.
At the Manchester Justice Hub, students have the opportunity to gain a practical insight into the legal system and the unique issues affecting those who suffer a miscarriage of justice. Under the supervision of both academic and legal professional staff, students practice advocacy, critical thinking and research skills to effect real change.
In addition to promoting the work done locally by the Manchester Innocence Project, the evening is intended as an opportunity to reflect on global inequalities in the judicial system and notably the work done as part of the University of Manchester report on 'Racial Bias and the Bench'.
T?his event is free and open to all but booking is essential. Register for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/you-might-go-to-prison-even-though-youre-innocent-tickets-629827018567
T?he lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in AMBS 3.004.
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