Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Barry C. Scheck, who is Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Education at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. He is known for his landmark litigation setting standards for forensic applications of DNA technology. Since 1988, he and his partner, Peter Neufeld, have worked to shape the course of case law across the country, leading to an influential study by the National Academy of Sciences on forensic DNA testing. They coauthored a book with Jim Dwyer called Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted.
See the Innocence Project website
See also the interview with co-author Peter Neufeld: A Passion for Justice (April 2001)
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