Tuesday February 7, 2017
For decades, forensic evidence that hasn’t been demonstrated to be valid or reliable has been introduced at criminal trials, sometimes resulting in serious miscarriage of justice and always undermining the fairness of our courts. This talk will cover the work of the Innocence Project’s Strategic Litigation Unit to reform the use of forensic science and improve the integrity of the system, with a focus on the Unit’s efforts around ending the use of bite marks.
Dana M. Delger ’10 is a staff attorney in the Strategic Litigation Unit at the Innocence Project. Following law school, Ms. Delger was a Debevoise & Plimpton Fellow at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, where she worked as a public defender. She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to joining the Innocence Project in 2014, Ms. Delger represented clients in state and federal criminal proceedings as an associate at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.