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Faculty News
2/2/2016 9:40:46 AM
A Game-Changer: Professor Justin Brooks Named One of San Diego's Most Innovative Thinkers
Justin Brooks (left) with Brian Banks on the day of his exoneration

California Western Professor Justin Brooks is named one of 26 innovative local thinkers with 'game-changing ideas' by San Diego Magazine, for his summary of discrepancies in the criminal justice system and pioneering ways to fix them.

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Campus News
12/3/2015 5:19:41 PM
California Innocence Project Client Luis Vargas is Exonerated After 16 Years in Prison
© 2015, Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times. Used with Permission

The California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law has won another major victory in its ongoing mission to free the wrongfully convicted with the exoneration of Luis Vargas, who served 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

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Campus News
10/2/2015 4:42:32 PM
California Western Hosts Debate on Police Body Cameras
Sheriff's Lt. George Calderon, Alex Simpson of the California Innocence Project, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman

A debate on the use of police body cameras drew a large audience at California Western School of Law and featured San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, and other experts, including the Associate Director of the California Innocence Project Alex Simpson.

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Campus News
5/4/2015 3:32:14 PM
California Innocence Project Honored by the San Diego County Bar Association
California Innocence Project staff attorney Audrey McGinn and co-founder Jan Stiglitz

The San Diego County Bar Association honored the California Innocence Project at its annual Law Week Awards on May 1, along with an adjunct professor and alumna.

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Campus News
4/29/2015 2:28:49 PM
Two-Year Anniversary of Innocence March an Emotional Reunion of Exonerees and Families
California Innocence Project Lawyers Alissa Bjerkhoel '08, Justin Brooks, and Michael Semanchik '10 begin the march from California Western to Ocean Beach

When California Innocence Project exonerees and the families of yet-to-be exonerated inmates get together, it is always a highly emotional experience. That was the case on April 27 at an event marking the two-year anniversary of the 712-mile Innocence March.

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