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Former Attorney General Reno meets with law students

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno told students at the new Elon Law School they are part of an exciting dream. Reno met with students Nov. 30 during the weekly tea hosted by the school. Details...

Reno was named the nation's first female attorney general in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, and remained in the post until 2001. She currently serves on the board of directors of the American Judicature Society (AJS), which established the Institute of Forensic Science & Public Policy across the street from the Elon Law School in downtown Greensboro.

Reno talked with students and members of the local legal community, who gather weekly for the afternoon tea. She told the gathering that she is excited about Elon's dream of excellence, caring and commitment to people in establishing the law school.

>>Listen to Reno's greeting to Elon law students

Reno talked about the work being done at the AJS Institute, researching the role science plays in the justice system. She told students she has had one of her convictions overturned because of evidence that exonerated the person who was convicted. She says more work must be done to set aside wrongful verdicts.

>>Listen to Reno's comments about the efforts to use tools of science to find truth in legal cases

Reno was in Greensboro to attend an AJS banquet honoring former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye and his wife Shirley. Henry Frye is a member of the Elon Law School's advisory board.

Dan Anderson,
12/8/2006 3:48 PM