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Steven A. Drizin

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Clinical Professor of Law
Bluhm Legal Clinic

About

Areas of Focus

  • Clinical teaching
  • Juvenile justice
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Wrongful convictions

Work/Research

  • Reforming police interrogation tactics to reduce false and coerced confessions
  • The intersection of adolescent development and criminal law and procedure
  • The need to require law enforcement agencies to electronically record interrogations
  • Helping develop a legal strategy to abolish the juvenile death penalty

Career

  • Legal director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions from 2005 to 2013
  • Co-founded the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth in 2008
  • Co-counsel for Brendan Dassey, 16-year-old murder defendant whose case is profiled in Making a Murderer