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Fall 2021
May 18,2022
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LAWS 365 - FORENSIC GENEALOGY INNOCENCE LAB I
In this clinical course, students will use the emerging tools of forensic genetic genealogy to help solve cases of wrongful conviction. The clinic includes four interrelated areas of study: (1) the use of genetic genealogy to identify target families from DNA evidence left at crime scenes; (2) the use of traditional genealogy to pinpoint target individuals within a target family; (3) criminal procedures and post-conviction relief; and (4) confidentiality within legal and genealogical contexts. Students will be assigned real client files involving incarcerated individuals with viable claims of innocence, and students will use the skills learned in the clinic to attempt to identify alternative perpetrators. All investigative leads will then be reported to the attorney who manages the client’s case. Students will be assigned client cases beginning in Unit II of the clinic. Each class thereafter will devote substantial time to individual case work. Unit V will be entirely devoted to case work.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Law and Society Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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