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James LockyerJames Lockyer of Innocence Canada will speak on “Incarceration and Exoneration” in a free public address Thursday on the UWindsor campus.

Campus to hear from advocate for wrongly convicted

Radical, iconoclastic — even visionary — James Lockyer is renowned at home and abroad as a champion for legal justice and reform.

A founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and senior counsel to the Innocence Canada board, he will deliver a free public lecture on the topic “Incarceration and Exoneration” at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 27, in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall.

Dr. Lockyer, a former member of the Windsor Law faculty, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor in 2015. A partner in the Toronto office of Lockyer Campbell Posner, his four-decade career includes work on the ground-breaking wrongful conviction cases of Guy Paul Morin, David Milgaard, and Steven Truscott.

Awards for his sustained advocacy include an honorary doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Howard Society’s Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service, and the Award for Justice from the Advocates Society.

The Humanities Research Group is sponsoring this event as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series.