CANCELED - L652 Summer 2020 From Bars to Bars
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, July 16–July 23
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.
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.