A panel will examine innocence and the wrongful conviction of Timothy Cole.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's School of Law will host a panel discussion examining innocence and the wrongful conviction of Timothy Cole
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 22)
WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 3311 18th St.
EVENT: Timothy Cole was an American military veteran and a Texas Tech student. He died in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student. In 2009, Cole received the first posthumous pardon in Texas history. Shortly thereafter, the Timothy Cole Act was passed to provide greater compensation to exonerees in Texas.
The panelists include Cory Session, vice president of the Innocence Project of Texas and Cole's brother; Karen Kennard, School of Law class of 1988, a co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Austin office and Cole's sister; The Honorable Charles F. Baird, the judge who reversed the conviction and ordered Cole's exoneration; and Kevin Glasheen School of Law class of 1988, a senior partner at Glasheen, Valles & Inderman who represented Tim Cole's family and helped them receive compensation stemming from his wrongful conviction.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception at the law school before the panel discussion starting at 5 p.m.
The event is presented by the law school's Criminal Law Association and sponsored by the law school's Black Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild, Office for Student Life and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
CONTACT: Ashley Langdon
Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University