September 29, 2011
Boulder – Tim Masters and his post-conviction attorney Maria Liu will speak at Colorado Law sponsored by the Colorado Innocence Project. This event is free and open to the public.
WHO: Tim Masters and his attorney Maria Liu
WHAT: Exoneration: A Discussion with Timothy Masters followed by a Q & A
WHEN: Thursday, October 13 Noon
WHERE: University of Colorado Law School Wittemyer Courtroom
WHY: Timothy Masters' case represents what those who seek justice fear most: an innocent person sitting behind bars. Masters was exonerated and released after spending nearly a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. The Colorado Innocence Project, housed at Colorado Law, hosts this discussion that will focus on Masters' wrongful conviction, his protestations of innocence, his court battles and how he ultimately regained his freedom. Masters also won a multi-million dollar civil suit against the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County, which won the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association's Case of the Year award.
The law clinics at Colorado Law have earned the school a reputation for excellence in preparing students for wise practice, innovative services and high-quality representation for less-privileged members of the community. Other clinics at Colorado Law include Family Law, American Indian, Juvenile Law, civil practice, criminal defense and entrepreneurial law among others.
About University of Colorado Law School
Established in 1892, the University of Colorado Law School (www.colorado.edu/law) is a top 25 public law school located at the base of the inspiring Rocky Mountains. Colorado Law’s 500 students, selected from among the statistically best applicants in the nation, represent 100 undergraduate institutions and diverse backgrounds. The school has dual degree programs in business, environmental studies, telecommunications, and public affairs. With a low faculty-to-student ratio, its highly published faculty is dedicated to interacting with students inside and outside the classroom. The school’s 8 clinics and 4 centers focus on areas of strength, including natural resources and environmental, American Indian, juvenile and family, telecommunications policy, and sustainable energy law. Colorado Law’s graduates are leaders in their profession and committed to public interest work.
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