The lawyer who defended OJ Simpson will reveal the tricks of his trade to Trinity College’s Philosophical Society tonight.
Barry Scheck represented the American footballer and actor when he was charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1995.
Simpson was acquitted after a lengthy and highly publicised trial.
Scheck co-founded the Innocence Project, which is dedicated to using DNA evidence as a means to exculpate individuals of crimes for which they were wrongfully convicted. More than 180 such inmates have been freed from prison thanks to the project.
He also defended British nanny Louise Woodward in her 1997 murder trial. She served 10 months in jail after she was convicted of manslaughter of a child in her care in the US.
“Barry Scheck is sure to be an interesting and controversial guest,” said Ruth Faller, President of the University Philosophical Society.
“He has done a huge amount of work to free those who have been wrongfully convicted and is one of the privileged few to know all the details of the OJ Simpson murder case. The University Philosophical Society is proud to host such a guest.”