Amber D. Farrelly

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Amber D. Farrelly of Austin received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and her JD from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She began her legal career clerking for both criminal defense teams in the Yogurt Shop Murders shortly after their reversals by the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2007 and continued until both cases were dismissed in 2009. Amber has worked with the Innocence Project of Texas as well as the Texas Civil Rights Project. She specializes in Deaf clientele and is a court-certified interpreter in American Sign Language (ASL). She can be contacted at

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Coercive Interrogation and the Vulnerable Population
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

[A] system of criminal law enforcement which comes to depend on the “confession” will, in the long run, be less reliable and more subject to abuses than a system which depends on extrinsic evidence independently secured through skillful investigation.” Escobedo v. Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, 488-89 (1964).