Irish barrister, a visiting scholar at the Medill Innocence Project, examines shaken-baby syndrome in the United States and United Kingdom, finding deficiencies in the U.S. criminal-justice system
Recommends U.K.-style reform to avert potentially wrongful convictions
SPOTLIGHT ON SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME
Published: Sept. 19, 2012
Alison Enright joined the Medill Innocence Project as a visiting scholar this summer from Ireland where she has worked as a barrister since 2006. Enright practices civil and criminal law. She earned a barrister-at-law degree, a professional qualification from the Honorable Society of Kings Inns, a law school in Dublin. Her interest in the Medill Innocence Project stems from her human rights studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she earned a Master of Laws in international human rights law in 2010. Enright holds a bachelor of civil law and French degree from University College Cork.