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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin. The two are heavily featured in the second season of “Making a Murderer” as the lawyers for Brendan Dassey.

Pritzker lawyers featured in second season of “Making a Murderer” talk Brendan Dassey appeals

October 31, 2018

A&E Laura Nirider (School of Law ‘08) was a third-year law student intending to pursue a career in commercial litigation before she enrolled in Steven Drizin’s class on wrongful convictions in...

Pritzker School of Law. Attorneys from Netflix docuseries spoke about their participation to Pritzker students on Monday.

Attorneys from ‘Making a Murderer’ and ‘The Staircase’ discuss participation in docuseries

September 15, 2018

Award-winning documentary series have captured the attention of Netflix binge-watchers across the globe, but they would be nothing without the legal team behind the infamous cases. On Monday, defense...

Pritzker School of Law. Pritzker lawyer Laura Nirider’s client, Brendan Dassey, was denied review by the Supreme Court on Monday.

Supreme Court denies review of Pritzker lawyer’s ‘Making a Murderer’ case

June 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not hear the case of Pritzker lawyer Laura Nirider’s client, Brendan Dassey. Dassey was found guilty of raping and murdering Teresa Halbach in...

Pritzker School of Law. Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, who represent Brendan Dassey, petitioned for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court on Feb. 20.

School of Law lawyers in ‘Making a Murderer’ case seek Supreme Court action on juvenile false confessions

March 4, 2018

If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear the case of Pritzker lawyer Laura Nirider’s client, Brendan Dassey, it will be the first time the Court has heard a case of a false confession in nearly 40 years,...

Pritzker School of Law. Pritzker Prof. Steven Drizin, one of the attorneys on the case featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” spoke in a Tuesday Facebook Live conversation on wrongful convictions.

Pritzker professor discusses wrongful convictions, ‘Making a Murderer’ case

February 13, 2018

Pritzker Prof. Steven Drizin said that early in his career, he was asked to represent an 11-year-old boy who confessed to killing his 83-year-old neighbor. It was the moment that the boy told him, “I...

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