Bail Applications

Tuesday March 7, 2017
6:30 pm
NYU Law VH 220
(Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)

Jane is a Staff Attorney at The Innocence Project. Previously, Jane worked at The Bronx Defenders five years, as both a Staff Attorney and a Supervising Attorney.
She is a 2011 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and a 2008 alum of Columbia University.

This event is co-sponsored with the Defender Collective of NYU Law School.
Light appetizers will be served.

RSVP IS REQUIRED BY SUNDAY MARCH 5 at 5PM
Please email pdscls@law.columbia.edu with the subject line “RSVP”

Junk Science in the Courtroom–Challenging Bad Forensics in American Criminal Proceedings

Tuesday February 7, 2017
12:10-1:10 pm
JG 102A

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.

Jury Duty, Implicit Biases, and Batson Challenges

Thursday February 2, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
NYU Law VH 216
(Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)

Will Snowden is a staff attorney at Orleans Public Defenders. As a felony trial attorney, Will witnesses the discriminatory practices removing jurors from the jury panel. In response to these practices, Will created The Juror Project—an initiative aiming to increase the diversity of jury panels while changing and challenging people’s perspective of jury duty. For more info see: http://www.thejurorproject.org/

RSVP is required
Email pdscls@law.columbia.edu with subject line “RSVP”