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Law students examine suspected wrongful convictions

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 3:03 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Students learn by doing. More and more, law students are learning by redoing. Legal courses, programs and clinics are requiring students to relive and re-examine wrongful convictions and other miscarriages of justice.

Interest in the issue has gained international attention in the wake of Netflix’s Making a Murderer that followed Steven Avery over a 10-year period that included his wrongful incarceration for sexual assault and attempted murder and subsequent arrest for murder. Although not in the cinematic spotlight, law schools across Canada are letting students do...