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CANCELED - L652 Summer 2020 From Bars to Bars

Course number : L652 Summer 2020   
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CANCELED - L652 Summer 2020 From Bars to Bars
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, July 16–July 23
Two sessions
Instructor: Makan Shirafkan
  • July 16: A young immigrant boy, Makan Shirafkan, was wrongly imprisoned at the age of 20. What went wrong?
  • July 23: What goes on in our criminal justice system? Why are so many wrongfully convicted? Are you really innocent before proven guilty? Once you’re charged, is it a risk even to prove your innocence? The instructor will begin with a case, move through discovery, the preliminary hearing, plea negotiations, and finally a trial by peers.
Makan Shirafkan earned his business degree from James Madison University and his judicial doctorate degree from Howard University in 2008. As a person who at the age of 20 was wrongly charged, convicted, and imprisoned, he has a unique appreciation for freedom and fights for those accused of wrongdoing by our criminal justice system.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Virtual Classroom

Makan Shirafkan 

Class Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/16/2020 - 7/23/2020 Weekly - Thu 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Online, Virtual Classroom  Map Makan Shirafkan 

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