Eyewitness Evidence in the 21st Century

Since the late 1980s, an evolution of thought has emerged on the problems of eyewitness identification testimony and potential system remedies to reduce the risk of mistaken identifications. On May 8, 2019, the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law hosted a conference titled “After the

Eyewitness Error and the Issue of Race

Eyewitness identification errors are more likely when the witness and the suspect are of different races. This lecture, prepared for a national conference on racial and ethnic fairness in the courts, addresses the problem and possible causes.

Ethics Panel with Lou Natali, Jules Epstein and Harwell Wells

Ethical issues in criminal law are particularly complex because of the obligation to provide zealous representation, the stakes a criminal accused faces, and the defendant’s absolute right to testify.  The following recording, prepared as an ethics lecture for a group of indigent defense counsel, discusses some of the recurring problems criminal defense lawyers confront and