Hamline Events

Wrongful Convictions: Race, Culture, and Poverty

Date: October 04, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $100, $50, $25
Contact: cjl@hamline.edu
Location: Anderson Center
Sponsor: N/A
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The Center for Justice and Law presents Wrongful Convictions: Race, Culture, and Poverty on Friday, October 4th 1:00-4:30pm. Come hear the experiences of Julie Jonas from the Minnesota Innocence Project and Koua Fong Lee, who was wrongly convicted of killing three people in 2006 in the Twin Cities. This event will examine the role of race, culture, and poverty in contributing to wrongful convictions.

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Jillian Peterson, PhD Psychologist and Director, Center for Justice and Law
John Choi Ramsey County Attorney
Julie Jonas Legal Director, MN Innocence Project
Hans Anderson Assistant Attorney General
Koua Fong Lee Wrongfully Convicted Individual
Panghoua Moua Wife of Wrongfully Convicted Individual
Kathleen Moccio Lawyer, Binger Center for New Americans

1:00-1:20 pm: Overview of wrongful convictions: including false confessions
1:20-1:40 pm: Discussion of the impacts of wrongful convictions in the court system
1:40-2:00 pm: Immigration: language and cultural barriers
2:00-2:15 pm: Break
2:15-3:15 pm: Discussion with wrongfully convicted individual and his wife
3:15-3:30 pm: Break
3:30-4:30pm: Panel with everyone - audience questions

Continuing Education:
Three (3) hours of continuing education is available from the following boards:
MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) (pending)
MN Board of Social Work
MN American Bar Association for Continuing Legal Education (pending)
MN Educator Licensing and Board of Teaching

If you need a different board approved for continuing education, please send us an email at cjl@hamline.edu

Continuing Education certificates will be provided within two weeks of the event to individuals who purchase the "continuing education ticket" and check-in at the event!