John T. RagoAssociate Professor of Law
School of Law
Murray Pavilion 225
Education:J.D., Law, Duquesne University, 1987
B.A., History, Duquesne University, 1979
Professor Rago's work focuses on wrongful convictions in the broader context of conviction integrity. He is chairperson of the 51-member statewide committee formed by the Pennsylvania State Senate to study wrongful convictions under the auspices of the Joint State Government Commission. Professor Rago's recently released Report includes a series of policy and legislative proposals currently under consideration. The Report can be accessed at: http://jsg.legis.state.pa.us/resources/documents/ftp/documents/9-15-11%20rpt%20-%20Wrongful%20Convictions.pdf. Professor Rago serves on the Innocence Project's Northeast Policy Board and the Governor's Advisory Board on Probation.
Professor Rago's principal courses include Criminal Law and Procedure, Wrongful Convictions, and the Post Conviction DNA Project. Professor Rago also teaches Wrongful Convictions, Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Philosophy of Law, Science and Religion to graduate forensic science students in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.