Peter Neufeld


Peter Neufeld co-founded and is co-director of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In February 2000, Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches From the Wrongly Convicted, written by Peter, Barry, and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Jim Dwyer, was published by Doubleday.

In 1995 and 2000, Neufeld was appointed to serve on the New York State Commission on Forensic Science by then-Governor George Pataki. A partner in the law firm Cochran Neufeld & Scheck, he has represented Abner Louima and others who claimed their civil rights were violated by the police or the government.

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