UC College of Law
Volume 3, Issue 8
March 2011

Ingot2011 Innocence Network Conference: An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction

Date: April 7-10, 2011
Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

This is the first international conference focusing on the global human rights problem of wrongful conviction. For more information, visit the website.

Event will feature art exhibit “Illustrated Truth: Expressions of Wrongful Conviction,” showcasing the work of exonorees and those still incarcerated.

IngotOIP Hosts International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction

Once a year, members of the closely-knit community of individuals working with innocence projects across the country gather to celebrate their accomplishments and learn from one another. This year, the conference has expanded to include innocence projects from around the world and UC Law’s Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project is the host. The 2011 Innocence Network Conference, “An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction,” will be held in Cincinnati April 7-10, bringing hundreds of people together to explore this critical issue. (Read more)

Upcoming Events

Corporate Law Symposium Conference
April 1, 2011

SBA Golf Tournament
April 2, 2011

Skeleton in the Closet: Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community
April 6, 2011

IngotMeet the OIP Staff

The Ohio Innocence Project, directed by Professor Mark Godsey, is staffed by experienced attorneys and employees who work with clients and students on a daily basis. Find out more about the OIP team.

Innocence Network International Conference
April 7-10, 2011

Schott Lecture
April 26, 2011

More Events


IngotMeet OIP Fellow Zach El-Sawaf ‘12

Zach El-Sawaf ’12 is a native Cincinnatian.  Although he attended the University of Notre Dame for college, where he majored in political science, he ultimately returned to Cincinnati for law school.  This wasn’t always his plan, however; El-Sawaf spent a year after college working for Easter Seals, an organization he had worked seasonally throughout college.  “Law school was always in the back of my mind, though,” said El-Sawaf.  “I always enjoyed arguing, and I had really enjoyed the mock trial experiences I had had during high school.  I also knew that a JD would benefit me in any career I chose to enter.” (Read more)

Save The Date!

Spring Luncheon
May 20, 2011

Alumni Weekend 2011
May 21, 2011



IngotOIP Experience Great Learning Opportunity for Alum Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien ‘09 first came to the Queen City for his undergraduate degree; he attended nearby Xavier University, where he majored in history.  After graduating college, O’Brien took a year off to move to Denver, Colorado with four friends.  “I wanted to explore a different part of the country,” he said, “so I moved to Denver, where I worked during the weeks and went out skiing with my buddies on the weekends.” (Read more)

Law Links

IngotFreedom Center Journal Special Edition Highlights Exonorees’ Creative Work

Recognizing that “the pain and frustration of wrongful conviction and incarceration often manifests itself in incredibly meaningful forms of artistic expressions,” Professor Mark Godsey came to the Freedom Center Journal (FCJ) with the idea for FCJ to dedicate a future issue to the creative works of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted. As a journal that prides itself on truly being interdisciplinary, FCJ welcomed the opportunity to work with the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) while also bringing awareness to the social injustices experienced by those who have been wrongfully convicted. (Read more)

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IngotOIP Work Is Life Changing for 2L Lindsey Fleissner

Lindsey Fleissner ’12 knew for many years that she wanted to be a lawyer.  Originally from Akron, Ohio, Fleissner attended the University of Dayton for undergraduate degree, where she majored in psychology.  Throughout college, Fleissner’s participation in legal internships and other experiences fed her interest in being a lawyer, and in criminal law in particular. (Read more)


IngotMark Godsey Named the Daniel P. and Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law

Mark A. Godsey, Director of the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project, has been named the Daniel P. and Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law. Professor Godsey is a nationally recognized authority on wrongful convictions, one of his generation’s foremost scholars in the law relating to confessions and police interrogations, and an award-winning teacher. (Read more)

IngotLaw School Trial Practice Team Has Impressive Showing at National Trial Competition Regional

Teams from the law school’s Trial Practice Program competed at the National Trial Competition Regional, ending with impressive results. The team of Luke Anderson '11, Emily Barth ‘11, and Alex Rodger ‘12 advanced to the Elite Eight. They were eliminated in a very close trial on a split ballot less than 10 total points (out of 300) from the other team. (Read more)

IngotSBA Charitable Golf Tournament on April 2

Tired of the cold winter? Ready for some warm sunshine? How about signing up for the Charitable Golf Tournament sponsored by the Student Bar Association on Saturday, April 2 at Glenview Golf Course, Cincinnati, Ohio. All proceeds benefit UC Law Students Summer Public Interest Fund program. (Read more)

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