School of Law Welcomes Fulbright Scholar Anne Driscoll

Sep 13 2018 Posted: 11:53 IST
We are delighted to welcome Anne Driscoll to the School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar for 2018-2019.  Anne Driscoll is an award-winning journalist (Boston Globe, New York Times, People) who has investigated wrongful convictions as senior reporter at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and as a US Fulbright scholar (2013-2014) and project manager of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin.
Anne will be working with our undergraduate and postgraduate students on projects associated with her area of expertise: wrongful convictions and investigative techniques.  She is also conducting research in an effort to establish a National Registry of Exonerations in Ireland.  She will supervise final year undergraduate students under the rubric of our clinical placement programme, which is coordinated by our colleague Larry Donnelly. Anne will also work with any law students interested in her wrongful convictions research projects.
Originally trained as a social worker Anne spent years counselling court-involved adolescent girls, she remains a licensed certified social worker and is the author of a self-help series of guidebooks for girls called Girl to Girl. As a journalist, she has devoted her career to covering issues of human rights, social justice, and human development and has sought to make a difference in the world, one story at a time. She was the 2016 recipient of the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice, is a Moth storyteller and the author of Irish You Were Here. She will be giving a TEDx talk entitled 'Bearing Witness' in Jacksonville, Florida on October 20, 2018.


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