The second Hoffinger Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 25 as Professor Brandon Garrett delivers a talk on “Convicting the Innocent”. The forum begins at 7:45 and ends 9:15 in Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street. The NYU community is encouraged as well as all audiences are invited to attend the talk, no RSVP is necessary.
Brandon L. Garrett is the Roy L. and Rosamund Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He specializes in studies of DNA exonerations and organizational prosecution, and his book “Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, was published in 2011 by the Harvard University Press. The New York Times Book Reviewed hailed it as “a gripping contribution to the literature of injustice, along with a galvanizing call for reform, and has been praised as “a fascinating study” (John Grisham), an “invaluable book” (Scott Turow). Garrett attended Columbia Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. After graduating, he clerked for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then worked as an associate at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin LLP in New York City. His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law.