Episode 030 – Conversation with BLS Professor William Hellerstein

Episode 030 – Conversation with BLS Professor William Hellerstein.mp3

A posting on this blog last week told of the appointment of BLS Prof. William Hellerstein to the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Wrongful Convictions. In this pod case, Prof. Hellerstein talks about the work of the task force and his experience as a trial court and appellate litigator dealing with cases of defendants seeking exoneration after having been wrongfully convicted.

Prof. Hellerstein tells of the work that he has done with BLS students in the Second Look Clinic, including the successful outcomes in Schulz v. Marshall in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York and in People v. Wong, 784 N.Y.S.2d 158 (App. Div. 2004) (Westlaw password needed). For more information on the success of the Second Look Clinic in the Wong case, see the BLS link here.