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Panel Discussion and Screening of Crime After Crime at Touro Law

Legal Documentary to be Shown and Discussed on Monday, November 12, 2012
October 24, 2012

On Monday, November 12, 2012, Touro Law Center will host a screening of the multiple award-winning documentary Crime After Crime, followed by a panel discussion with principals of the heartbreaking story the film recounts.

Crime After Crime is about the dramatic legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. The film follows the efforts of Joshua Safran and Nadia Costa, two law school classmates and rookie land use lawyers who represented Debbie Peagler pro bono throughout a multi‐year appeal that brought to light long‐lost witnesses, new evidence from the men who actually committed the murder, perjured testimony, and official corruption. Their investigation ultimately attracted global attention to victims of wrongful convictions and domestic violence, and has led to a growing movement for state laws that allow incarcerated survivors of domestic violence to petition the courts for their freedom based on evidence of the abuse they endured. For more on the film, please visit http://crimeaftercrime.com/.

Attorneys Joshua Safran and Nadia Costa, and Natasha Wilson, Debbie Peagler’s daughter, will join us for a pre-screening reception at 6:00 p.m. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the panel discussion following. The program is free and open to the public.

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.



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Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062