Simpson defender to speak at Fairfield University
Published 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Open Visions Forum series of Fairfield University's 2011-12 Arts & Minds season will continue with a talk by Barry Scheck, a member of O.J. Simpson's defense team, at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road.
Scheck, a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, in 1992 co-founded the Innocence Project, an organization that works to help prisoners prove their innocence through DNA testing, with Paul Neufeld. They both serve as members of the New York State's Commission on Forensic Science, a body that regulates all crime and forensic DNA laboratories in the state.
Prior to joining the Cardozo faculty, where he specializes in criminal law and forensic DNA, he was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York. He holds a B.S. from Yale University and a J.D. and M.C.P. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Tickets, at $45, are available through the box office at 203-254-4010 or at www.quickcenter.com.