Agenda

Examining the Risks of Wrongful Executions and the Role of Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, Academia, and the Press 

 

November 17, 2006 

 

8:00 am  Registration 

 

9:00 am  Welcome 

Kent Syverud, Dean and Ethan A. H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

9:05 am  Introduction              

Karen Tokarz, Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Education & ADR Programs, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

9:10 am  Morning Keynote Speaker 

U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay, Jr., D-Mo

Conference Sessions: 

 

9:30 am  Plenary 1: Possible Cases of Wrongful Executions 

 

Moderator: Peter Joy, Professor of Law, Washington University

Cameron Willingham case
  • Maurice Possley, Chicago Tribune 
Ruben Cantu case
  • Sam Millsap, former District Attorney, Bexar County, Texas
  • Maro Robbins, San Antonio Express-News 
Larry Griffin case
  • Samuel R. Gross, Thomas & Mabel Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan
  • Rachel Smith, Assistant Circuit Attorney, St. Louis City
Carlos DeLuna case
  • Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune 

10:45 am  Break 

 

11:00 am  Plenary 2: Questions for the Panel on Possible Cases of Wrongful Executions 

 

Moderator: Karen Tokarz, Professor of Law, Washington University

  • Bill Freivogel, former reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
  • Saul A. Green, Miller Canfield, PLC, Detroit, Michigan; former U.S. Attorney, E.D. Michigan
  • Sue McGraugh, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Saint Louis University
  • Rick Sindel, Sindel, Sindel & Nobel, PC, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • Rod Uphoff, Elwood Thomas Professor of Law, University of Missouri 
  • Gary Wells, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

12:30 pm  Luncheon 

 

1:15 pm   Afternoon Keynote Speakers 

Barry Scheck, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Innocence Project, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., Troutman Sanders, LLP, Washington, D.C.; former U.S. Attorney, D.C., former Professor of Law, University of Kansas 

2:00 pm  Plenary 3: What are the Risks of Wrongful Executions and What is the Role of Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys? 

Moderator:  Emily Hughes, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University

  • Saul A. Green, Miller Canfield, PLC, Detroit, Michigan; former U.S. Attorney, E.D. Michigan
  • Sam Millsap, former District Attorney, Bexar County, Texas
  • Rachel Smith, Assistant Circuit Attorney, St. Louis City
  • Rick Sindel, Sindel, Sindel & Nobel, PC, St. Louis, Missouri

3:00 pm  Plenary 4: What are the Risks of Wrongful Executions and What is the Role of the Press and Academia? 

 

Moderator: Chris Bracey, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University

  • Maurice Possley, Chicago Tribune 
  • Maro Robbins, San Antonio Express-News 
  • Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune 
  • Samuel R. Gross, Thomas & Mabel Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan
  • Rod Uphoff, Elwood Thomas Professor of Law, University of Missouri
  • Gary Wells, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

4:00 pm  Closing Reception 

 

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