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Barry Scheck


Barry Scheck is a Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. In his thirty-four years on the Cardozo faculty, he served as the Director of Clinical Education, and Co-Director of the Trial Advocacy Programs and the Jacob Burns Center for the Study of Law and Ethics. He co-founded and co-directs the Innocence Project, an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Prof. Scheck received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1971 and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1974. He worked for three years as a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society in New York City before joining the faculty at Cardozo.