Naughton to speak at conference on 'The Dilemma of Maintaining Innocence', 25 Jan.
13 January 2011
Dr Michael Naughton, senior Lecturer in the School of Law and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) has been invited to speak at a conference on 'The Dilemma of Maintaining Innocence' in prison.
The Conference, organised by the Association of Prison Lawyers in conjunction with Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) and Matrix chambers have invited two panels of guest speakers to explore these issues at an all-day conference at Matrix, Griffin Building, Grays Inn, London, WC1R 5LN, Tuesday 25th January 2011.
For further information, please see the Programme.
The University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP), the first dedicated Innocence Project in the UK, is an extra-curricula pro bono legal clinic which teaches law through working on real cases of prisoners maintaining innocence. Established in January 2005 by Dr Michael Naughton, the UoBIP, which is also the founding member of the Innocence Network UK (INUK), is a collaborative venture of undergraduate and postgraduate law students working under academic supervision and guidance, where appropriate, from pro bono criminal lawyers, forensic scientists, and others.
Dr Michael Naughton obtained both his BSc and PhD from the University of Bristol. He teaches in the general area of criminal justice and the specialist area of miscarriages of justice in both the School of Law and Department of Sociology. He is the Founder and Chair of the Innocence Network UK (INUK), the umbrella organisation for member innocence project in UK universities, and Director of the University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP), the first dedicated innocence project in the UK, through which he coordinates student investigations of cases of alleged wrongful imprisonment.