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
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 King’s 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.
Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the Innocence Project, was on the team of lawyers in the seminal Louise Woodward case. A 19-year-old British nanny, Woodward was accused of violently shaking an 8-month-old and causing fatal-head trauma.