As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.
Jonathan Henes '96 visited Cardozo Law in September 2014 to talk to students about his road to success, saying "you never want to stop growing, you always want to continue to grow." His talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series lunchtime events.
In the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life, we profile Kian Khatibi '14, who was convicted and sent to prison for almost 10 years for two stabbings he did not commit. Khatibi graduated from Cardozo School of Law this May. View a sneak preview of the article.
Cardozo law alumna and professor Melanie Leslie took her post this summer as the school's new vice dean. Read about her rise from Cardozo Law student, to professor, to vice dean in the upcoming issue of Cardozo Life:
Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.