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Innocence Project Attorney Seema Saifee and Exoneree Darryl Howard Speak to the Stern Community


NYU Stern’s Business & Society Program welcomed Seema Saifee, staff attorney for the Innocence Project, and Darryl Howard, who was exonerated after serving 24 years for a wrongful murder conviction, to speak to an audience of undergraduate Stern students. Saifee shared the Innocence Project’s mission to free wrongfully convicted men and women from prison and underscored the combined influence of racial discrimination, negligence and socioeconomic factors that contribute to these injustices. Howard was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 80 years in prison for the murder of a woman and her daughter as well as arson in North Carolina in 1991. He was legally and officially exonerated on September 2, 2016.

NYU Stern Professor Bruce Buchanan, Darryl Howard and Seema Saifee