Advanced Criminal Law: Convicting the Innocent
Professor James R. Elkins College of Law
West Virginia University|Fall|2016|



Duke Lacrosse Players Rape Case


Duke Lacrosse Legal Issues
[9:24 mins., CBS News, February 12, 2007. Lesley Stahl investigates discrepancies in the legal issues surrounding the case. Commentary on the DNA Security report that failed to set out all the DNA evidence.]

Duke Lacrosse Parents
[9:34 mins., CBS News, February 12, 2007. Lesley Stahl talks to the parents of the Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape.]

Presumed Guilty: Due Process Lessons of the Duke Lacrosse Case
[12:39 mins.]

Attorney General News Conference on Duke Lacrosse Case
[16:00 mins., WRAL News Conference, April 11, 2007. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper holds a news conference to announce that all charges are being dropped against three Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper.] Short Version of the Attorney General's News Conference [2:41 mins.]

ABC Nightline Duke Case Dismissed
[7:46 mins.] [ABC News, April 10/11, 2007. Explaining the case against the Duke lacrosse team and how the case has fallen apart]

Duke Lacrosse Defense Attorney on Mike Nifong
[4:47 mins.] [WRAL News, April 13, 2007. Duke lacrosse defenese attorney Wade Smith talks about Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong in a WRAL interview]

Duke Lacrosse & Mike Nifong Videos


  Stuart Taylor Jr. & KC Johnson, Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case (New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2008)

Assigned Reading

The Duke Lacrosse Case, Innocence, and False Identifications
[Professor Robert P. Mosteller, Fordham L. Rev., 2007]

Web Resources

Mike Nifong (DA) and the Duke Lacrosse Players Case
[Prosecutorial Misconduct course website, James R. Elkins]

Duke Lacrosse Players Rape Case


Phases and Faces of the Duke Lacrosse Controversy: A Conversation [Seton Hall J. Sports & Entertainment Law, 2009]

Bibliography: Books & Articles