Correcting Wrongful Convictions: How One Man Spent 18 Years Behind Bars
for a Crime He Did Not Commit and the Team that Set Him Free

Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:00 – 1:30 pm, including lunch
American University Washington College of Law, Room 528
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project




Aaron Michael Howard: A DC native who was convicted and given a life sentence in 1990 for a murder he had no involvement in. Howard was freed in 2008 after new evidence proved he did not commit the crime.

Moxila A. Upadhyaya, (WCL '03): An Associate at Venable LLP who was a member of Howard's legal team.

Detective James Trainum: A 27-year veteran Detective of the Metropolitan PD who conducted witness interviews on behalf of the United States Attorney's Office that helped convince the prosecutors of Howard's innocence.

MAIP Executive Director Shawn Armbrust will introduce the panel and conclude the seminar with information about how WCL students can be involved in helping to overturn wrongful convictions

General registration is free but required.
For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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