Professor Sharon Beckman directs the Innocence Program and teaches Criminal Law and Wrongful Convictions at Boston College Law School. She serves on the New England Innocence Project Board of Advisors and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Eyewitness Identification. An honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, she was Editor-in-Chief of the *Michigan Law Review*. She served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States and to the Hon. Frank Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit. Prior to joining the BC Law faculty in 1996, she practiced criminal defense and civil rights litigation in state and federal courts with law firms in Boston and Chicago.