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Daniel Medwed


WGBH News' Legal Analyst Daniel Medwed is a professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. His critically-acclaimed book, Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent (New York University Press, 2012), explores how even well-meaning prosecutors may contribute to wrongful convictions because of cognitive biases and an overly-deferential regime of legal and ethical rules. In 2013, he received one of Northeastern’s most prestigious prizes, the Robert D. Klein University Lectureship, which is awarded to a member of the faculty across the university who has obtained distinction in his or her field of study. He has earned numerous teaching prizes over the course of his career, and currently serves on the board of directors of the New England Innocence Project as well as Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts.