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Sperling addresses health lecture series at Oklahoma law school


Carrie Sperling
September 28, 2011

Carrie Sperling, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, participated on a panel, “Challenging Shaken Baby Syndrome Convictions in Light of New Medical and Scientific Research,” during the INTEGRIS Health Law & Medicine lecture series, Sept. 27.

The series was held at the Oklahoma City University School of Law in Oklahoma City. Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse that causes severe brain hemorrhaging and is often fatal. The lecture will featured Keith Findley, Clinical Professor of Law at Wisconsin University Law School and Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

Sperling teaches Legal Method, Legal Advocacy, and Advanced Persuasion and Creative Advocacy. Her scholarly writing incorporates research from various disciplines to improve advocates’ persuasive techniques.

An active member of the legal writing community, Sperling serves on the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ scholarship committee and chairs the Legal Writing Institute’s Pro Bono Committee. Her legal career centered on public interest law, first as director of the ACLU’s north Texas region, then as an advocate in federal court for inmates on Texas’s death row, and most recently as the first executive director of the Arizona Justice Project – one of the nation’s first innocence projects.