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Valena Beety


Valena Elizabeth Beety is an Associate Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, where she directs the West Virginia Innocence Project as well as the newly launched LL.M. in Forensic Justice.  Beety’s scholarship and teaching interests include criminal procedure, causes of wrongful conviction, prisons and policing. Her experience as a federal prosecutor and litigating innocence cases in Mississippi and West Virginia shape her interest in criminal justice, from investigation through incarceration.