Campus News

Duke to create criminal justice center in wake of lacrosse scandal

Spurred in part by recent prosecutions of some of its lacrosse players, Duke University announced plans to create a $1.25 million center to promote criminal justice and train lawyers to fight wrongful convictions, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The center, which will be part of the law school’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic and Innocence Project, will develop an undergraduate course on wrongful convictions and run workshops on topics like eyewitness identifications and false confessions to expose and prevent flaws in the legal system, administrators said.