TWO key figures from one of Netflix’s most popular documentaries are coming to Cork next year to discuss the gripping story.
Brendan Dassey’s wrongful conviction and post-conviction process, told in Making A Murderer 2, has enthralled the streaming giant’s audience.
His two lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin will discuss coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Mr Dassey at the Cork Opera House on June 4, 2019. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am at the venue.
Laura Nirider is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. She represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teenagers.
Her clients have included Brendan Dassey, and Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, whose case was profiled in the documentary West of Memphis.
In addition to her courtroom work, Nirider regularly publishes scholarly and practitioner-focused articles on interrogations and post-conviction relief.
Steven Drizin is a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law where he has been on the faculty since 1991.
He served as the Legal Director of the Clinic’s renowned Center on Wrongful Convictions from March 2005 to September 2013.
At the centre, Professor Drizin’s research interests involve the study of false confessions and his policy work focuses on supporting efforts around the country to require law enforcement agencies to electronically record custodial interrogations.
Drizin co-founded the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) in 2008, the first innocence organization to focus on representing defendants who were only teenagers when they were wrongfully convicted.
Tickets for the event cost €27.50 and booking fee.