|U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley, Linda Walker to lecture at UND Law School|
United States Attorney Drew Wrigley and Linda Walker, mother of Dru Sjodin, will present a lecture titled “In the Limelight or Lost in It? The Victim and the Victim’s Family During a High-Profile Trial” at 3 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the School of Law Baker Courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.
University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin disappeared Nov. 22, 2003. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. was arrested days later. For the next three years, Dru Sjodin’s family attended countless court proceedings. The process ultimately ended in a conviction and death sentence.
Wrigley and Walker will discuss the effectiveness of our current system in recognizing the role of the victim and improvements which could be made. The focus of this presentation will not be the case itself but rather the role the victim and her family played in it. Wrigley will update the audience on the pending appeal for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., and Walker will discuss her experience and emotion as she followed the developments in her daughter’s case for three years.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni & Public Relations, Law School, email@example.com, 777-2856