Center on Wrongful Convictions

Center on Wrongful Convictions

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The Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) is a law clinic at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice. The CWC also houses some of the nation’s leading legal experts on false confessions and police interrogations and has helped exonerate more than twenty false confessors. The CWC’s expertise on false confessions has also driven sweeping laws around the nation requiring the electronic recording of interrogations, as well as some of the country’s first laws requiring counsel for children in the interrogation room. Housing more than 20 clinics within 13 centers, the Bluhm Legal Clinic is widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive and effective clinical programs in the country. Through Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s clinical program, students gain direct experience representing clients and fine-tune their skills as advocates. Students also work with clinical faculty and staff to challenge the fairness of our legal institutions and to propose solutions for reform.

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