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Department of Legal Studies University of Illinois Springfield

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Department of Legal Studies

The need for professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the law is growing and those prepared to help others navigate the complex world of regulations and individual rights are in demand.

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Free Online Course on the Innocence Movement

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Innocence Movement is being offered by UIS Legal Studies Assistant Professor Gwen Jordan.  The Innocence Movement MOOC is a free, six-week course which begins on February 2, 2015.  The course is designed to introduce and educate members of the public about the serious issues of wrongful conviction, the work of the innocence movement, and strategies to prevent wrongful convictions in the future.  Currently no academic or continuing education credit is awarded for MOOCs offered at UIS.  Registration information can be found at: